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Cedrus deodara

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One of the most elegant and beautiful of all conifers, the species name 'deodara' is probably derived from the Sanskrit, devadaru meaning 'wood of the gods'. Cedrus deodara has a distinctive, drooping leader and branchlets. The needles are a glaucous green-blue and when established this tree has a superb flowing habit.

Cedrus deodara grows to be a handsome specimen tree.

Supplied Size: 4 or 5L container (40 - 60 cm tall)

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Cedrus deodara | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Cedrus deodara | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
4 litres
5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy. Cedrus deodara appreciates shelter from strong, cold winter winds.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Cedrus deodara eventually grows to be a large tree with a gently pendulous, flowing habit.
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Spread: 10 m (32 ft)

Notes: Cedrus deodara is initially slow growing. After one or two years, once established, it starts to grow at a more vigorous rate.

Plant Finder: about Cedrus deodara

Common names

Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar, Indian cedar, Cedar


Cedrus deodara (Deodar cedar). This species is very tall and attractive narrow tree with pendulous low swooping branches. It will produce 5cm needles that are deep green, the red green cones are about 7-10cm long. This species can be grown as a Christmas tree, a wall tree or as a screen.


It will prefer to be grown in full sun with well drained soil.

Interest and use

Specimen, ornamental, foliage, fragrance. Year-round interest.

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  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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