• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Key Feature:
    Sensational Landscape Specimen
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SEE-drus dee-oh-DAR-uh
    Plant type:Tree, Conifer
    Growth habit:Narrow
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide in 10 years.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Companion PlantsCamellia (Camellia); Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Azalea (Azalea); Magnolia (Magnolia); Japanese Maple (Acer)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in a wide range of soil types; avoid poorly drained, soggy sites. Best foliage color in full sun. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. 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, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    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.