Feelin' Sunny® Deodar Cedar
Feelin' Sunny® Deodar Cedar
Cedrus deodara 'Monkinn' Plant Patent #23,886Item #5127 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
An exclusive new introduction with bright, golden yellow foliage. This unique dwarf cedar is stunning when planted to contrast with darker green-leaved trees or shrubs. Outstanding accent or large container specimen. Plant in mass for a dramatic effect. Spreading habit may be trained into upright or patio tree forms. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SEE-drus dee-oh-DAR-uhDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 5 to 12 ft. tall in natural form, spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide in 10 years.Special features:Compact Form, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:YellowBlooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.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)
- CareCare InformationGrows 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory: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.