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Cedar, Deodar


Cedrus deodara  (SEE-drus  dee-o-DAR-a)

Evergreen - Sun

Ht. 50’ Spread 30’ Spacing 20-40’

HABIT:  Moderate, large conical shape, pointed to drooping top, foliage to the ground, foliage consists of small pine-like needles.

CULTURE:  Any soil, good drainage, plenty of room.

USES:  Parks, large estates, evergreen back drop. 

PROBLEMS:  Too large at the base for most residential gardens, freeze damage, diseases, bagworms and red spider.

NOTES:  Sometimes called “California Christmas tree.” Graceful when healthy but I would not invest much money in this plant in the northern part of the state. Native to the Himalayas.


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