Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||SEE-drus dee-oh-DAR-uh|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 40 to 50 ft. tall, 20 to 30 ft. wide; 150 ft. tall in native range.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Graceful Landscape Specimen|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 11