Cedrus deodara

Deodar Cedar, California Christmas Tree

Evergreen, cone-bearing cedar trees bear needles in tufted clusters to form a pyramidal shape. As the trees mature, they have flatter tops with large supporting trunks and limbs. In early spring or late winter, male catkins dust their surroundings with yellow pollen. Plant them where their branches have plenty of room to spread. These deep-rooted trees are drought-tolerant once established. Cedar wood is fragrant. Protect from strong winds. Tips can die back from cold temperatures or from the deodar weevil.
Cedrus deodara, Deodar Cedar, California Christmas Tree
The softest and lightest textured of the cedars, its drooping branches bear needles in shades of green, blue, and gray. Beast cedar for hot, humid climates. Watch for chlorosis in alkaline soils.

Attributes - Cedrus deodara

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 35 ft. to 80 ft.

Width: 40 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Hot Climates. Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles.

Related Plants

Cedrus atlantica, Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca', Cedrus atlantica 'Pendula', Cedrus atlantica glauca 'pendula', Cedrus deodara 'Aurea', Cedrus libani
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