• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Grows to 12 to 15 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Inconspicious
  • Detail
    Plant type:Tree, Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Narrow
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Grows to 12 to 15 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Inconspicious
    Garden styleRustic
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Cedrus deodara is classified into the Pinaceae family with most other conifers. The species was named by Scots botanist, David Don, 1799-1841 and his brother, George. Trees are native to the Western Himalayan Mountains where its local name is deodar, a Sanskrit word meaning "divine wood". They were officially introduced into cultivation about 1831 although they have been grown in Chinese parks and gardens for centuries. Karl Fuchs' Deodar Cedar was selected at a German nursery in the 1970's from cold hardy seeds collected from high mountains south of Kabul in Afghanistan. Monrovia nursery grafts this cold hardy selection onto Cedrus deodara rootstock, producing an attractive specimen which is hardier than the species.