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Cedrus deodara

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Deodar Cedar is a member of the Cedrus family. Its botanical name is Cedrus deodara.

Straight trunk and round crown. The leader droops,as does the newest growth, that is often soft and feather like. Sometimes the main trunk is forked and the lower branches form flat plates; as in Cedar of Lebanon

Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Otter brown and   Dark green. Leaves usually appear in   Dark spring green and   Forest green (traditional)

A type of non-edible conifer, it mainly grows as an evergreen plant - which means it retains leaves throughout the year.

Normally growing to a mature height of 5.00 metres (16.25 feet), Deodar Cedar grows with a tree habit.

Nepal is believed to be where Deodar Cedar originates from.

Deodar Cedar is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Deodar Cedar have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Deodar Cedar

  • Partial Sun

  • Very Low

Deodar Cedar likes a position of partial sun and remember to water very sparingly. The USDA Zones typically associated with Deodar Cedar are Zone 7 and Zone 9. Deodar Cedar is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea).

See our list of companion Plants for Deodar Cedar to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Deodar Cedar from seed

Use fresh seed released on a fresh spring day from the cones, as they fall apart on the tree.

Transplanting Deodar Cedar

Deodar Cedar is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Deodar Cedar

Woody brown barrel shaped cones, that fall apart on the tree releasing the papery, winged seeds seeds.

Seed Saving Deodar Cedar

Don’t save, plant fresh.

How long does Deodar Cedar take to grow?

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Other names for Deodar Cedar

Cedrus deodara (Roxb.) G. Don f.

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