Cedrus deodara


Deodar Cedar

Evergreen conifer tree up to 60m, typically 25-30m in cultivation. Branches and main leader have weeping tips. Leaves are dark grey-green needles up to 5cm long, borne in clusters. Upright cones are retained on the tree. The popular cultivar 'Aurea' has golden branch tips.


Ornamental tree suitable for large gardens and parks.


Suited to cool or mild climates, it requires full sun and prefers well-drained chalky soil. Frost, wind and drought tolerant, but sensitive to air pollution. Do not prune terminal shoots. Propagate by seed in spring or cuttings in winter. Varieties may be grafted.


Seed, grafting


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Book: ‘Growing Conifers’ by John Mason is available through http://www.acsgarden.com/shop/ Courses on Conifers and Landscape Design are available through Australian Correspondence Schools, see http://www.acs.edu.au/hort

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