Cedrus deodara (Roxb. ex Lamb.) G.Don

Deodar Cedar




Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Cedrus

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 7 to 8

Size: 40 to 70' tall and 30 to 40' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Pyramidal form with pendulous branches. Leaves to 2" long, sharply pointed, in whorls and blue-green. Cones to 4" long, bluish-green. Well-drained soil. Good specimen tree.


'Gold Cone' - to 30' tall and 10' wide, yellow-green foliage

'Bill's Blue' - 30' tall and 15' wide, pyramidal, blue-green foliage


Native to the Himalayas. Introduced in 1831.

Published in Hort. Brit. (Loudon) 1: 388 in 1830.

Basionym: Pinus deodara Roxb. ex Lamb. - also published in Desc. Pinus The Pinus Deodara is a tree of great size, and is rendered interesting by its near affinity to the Cedar of Lebanon.

RHS Award of garden merit in 2002.


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