Feelin' Blue Deodar Cedar
Cedrus deodara 'Feelin' Blue'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||SEE-drus dee-oh-DAR-uh|
|Lore||The name deodar translates from the original Sankrit as "timber of the gods". Deodar cedars are among the great aromatic timber woods of antiquity, considered pest resistant and therefore used to create containers to house precious but perishable.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall, spreading 6 to 10 ft. wide in 10 years; prune regularly to maintain size and form.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Use this bright blue conifer in shrub borders for an injection of carefree cool color. It's a natural for rock gardens nestled into landscape boulders. Irregular form fits nicely into woodland gardens that need relief from too much green. Spot into wild gardens among naturalistic compositions of native shrubs and prairie grasses. Low profile growth makes this creeping shrub a perfect groundcover on banks and slopes or cascading off raised planter edges and retaining walls. A truly eye-catching candidate planted in well chosen, elegant Asian containers.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Growth Habit||Compact, Spreading|
|Landscape Use||Container, Erosion Control, Rock Garden, Specimen, Topiary, Windbreak, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Color and Form|
Grows easily in a wide range of soil types; avoid poorly drained, soggy sites. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 9