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
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 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:
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.