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Cedar, Deodar

Cedrus deodara

Pinaceae - Pine

Description

Leaves: Similar to Atlas cedar but needles dark green and 1-1/2" to 2" long with clusters of 15 to 20 on spur shoots.

Twigs/buds: Covered in grayish down, but appearing hairless and silvery; slender, with spur shoots; branches droop over time.  Buds very small, egg-shaped to round; scales brown.

Flowers/fruit: Monoecious.  Seed cones held singly or in pairs and about 3" to 4" long and 3" wide.

Bark: Gray-brown and smooth when young; becoming furrowed, ridged, and scaly with age. 

Wood: Prized; harvested commercially in the Himalaya Mountains; close-grained, decay-resistant.

General: Native to the Himalayas.  Slow to medium growth rate.  Not as cold hardy as Atlas cedar.  Top often dies back due to diseases or cold.  Shade intolerant.

Landscape Use: Very attractive tree with a sweeping, graceful habit; flat-topped when old.  Zones 7-9, but doing well in several Salt Lake City locations.

Cultivars:  'Kashmir', 'kingsville', 'Shalimar'.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Pinaceae - Pine
Cultivar Availability:
Yes
Hardiness Zone:
7-9
Type:
Conifer
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Medium
Mature Height:
High
Longevity:
High
Is Good Under Power Lines:
No
Crown Shape:
Pyramidal

Ornamental

Bark:
Yes
Fall Color:
No
Flowers:
No
Foliage:
Yes
Fruit:
Yes

Tolerence

Shade:
Low
Salt:
Medium
Drought:
Medium
Poor Drainage:
Low
Alkalinity:
Medium
Transplanting:
High