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Cedrus fastigiata

Cedar

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Features

  • FruitsNovember
  • Growth HabitUpright open layered
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Cedrus fastigiata (Cedar). This species is an evergreen upright narrow conical tree with blue-green leaves.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub, Conifer or Tree

Origin

Himalayas and the Mediterranean.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in a sunny, open site in any well drained soil including chalk. If the conifer produces more than one leader, to maintain the general conical habit remove all but one leader. To restrict the height of the plant, the leader can be cut back.

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Take evergreen current-growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible.

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