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Deodar Cedar

Cedrus deodara

Pronunciation: SEE-drus dee-oh-DAR-uh
SKU #02335
7-11

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OVERVIEW
Description A large, pyramidal form with attractive gray-green foliage and graceful, arching branches. Makes a wonderful living Christmas tree! Allow plenty of room in the landscape to best display this stately tree. Heat and drought tolerant when established. Evergreen.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established water deeply occasionally.
Blooms Conifer; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Reaches 40 to 50 ft. tall, 20 to 30 ft. wide; 150 ft. tall in native range.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Pyramidal
STYLE
Landscape Use Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Design Ideas Great focal point and specimen in parks and large gardens. Give this tree plenty of room to spread as it will be the dominant feature in the landscape.
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Camellia (Camellia); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Magnolia (Magnolia); Japanese Maple (Acer); Fuschia (Fuschia)
CARE
Care Grows easily in a wide range of soil types; avoid poorly drained, soggy sites. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic drought. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
HISTORY
Lore Because this conifer is quite heat and drought tolerant when established, and thrives in the west and southwest, it is commonly referred to as California Christmas Tree.

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