• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 5 to 12 ft. tall in natural form, spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SEE-drus dee-oh-DAR-uh
    Plant type:Shrub, Conifer
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 5 to 12 ft. tall in natural form, spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Foliage color:Yellow
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasThis golden-hued conifer will infuse the landscape with warm tones. It is perfect for rock gardens, nestled into landscape boulders. Irregular form fits nicely into woodland gardens that need relief from too much green. Spot into wild gardens among naturalistic compositions of native shrubs and prairie grasses. Low profile growth makes this creeping shrub a perfect groundcover on banks and slopes or cascading off raised planter edges and retaining walls.
    Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Azalea (Azalea); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Japanese Maple (Acer); Camellia (Camellia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in a wide range of soil types; avoid poorly drained, soggy soils. Foliage color is best in full sun. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Water deeply, less frequently, when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    This selection is a color sport of Cedrus deodara Feelin' Blue, a dwarf form of a genus of primarily tree species which falls into the Pinaceae with most other conifers. Named from the Greek, kedrus, its kin include the famous cedars of Lebanon. Its classification is attributed to German botanist, Christoph Trew, 1695-1769, although some Anglo-centric references indicate John Loudon, 1783-1843, the noted English horticulturist and writer. This species was named by Scots botanist, David Don, 1799-1841 and his brother, George. Native to the Himalayan Mountains, its local name is deodar. Deodar cedars were officially introduced into cultivation about 1831 although they have been grown in Chinese parks and gardens for centuries.