Cedar - Deodara / Size 1
Deodara Cedar

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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 18" - 24" tall / NEW CROP

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Our Price : $7.50

Product Code: CEDDEO1

Cedrus deodara

Overall Description

Also known as Deodar Cedar, or Himilayan Cedar. One of the most graceful looking of all the cedars with bright silver/blue needle color, and graceful, pendulous branches. Needles are very fine textured, and are about 1 1/2" long. Makes a truly wonderful specimen planting - keeps good color year round. Broadly pyramidal growth habit. One of the very best Cedar cultivars for use as a specimen planting - truly exquisite!!
Color is best in full sun locations, and in areas with soil of high organic matter. Benefits greatly from regular feedings and high quality mulch applications.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height:
30 - 50 ft

--Mature Width:
up to 15 ft

--Growth Rate:
Moderate ( 8" - 12" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones:
6 - 9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below - or check out our Hardiness Zone Map & Information Page )

--Sun Exposure:
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference:
Average to slightly sandy & acidic - well drained. Prefers soil with high organic content.

--Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen - long 1 1/2" long needle like foliage has good silvery bluish green color. Slightly more greenish blue when young, or when planted in soils with poor nutritional content.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Cones - 3 - 5 inch long cones are produced either singly or in pairs. Cones start out a pale blue / green color, and ripen to a dark brown.

--Diseases / Insects:
No serious threats, however occasions of tops dying off due to canker, weevils, or possibly extreme cold have been reported.

--Recommended Spacing:
No specific spacing recommendations - for privacy screens, or windbreak plantings we suggest a spacing of approx 6 feet apart on center.

--Deer Resistance Rating:
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding:
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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