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Cedrus deodara

Cedrus deodara
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Type Tree, Evergreen
Form Compact Rounded Tree, Architectural Form
Size Large Tree (8m or more height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Cedrus deodara - Cultivation Notes

This large conifer requires an open spot in full sun with plenty of space for spreading growth. Prefering a dryer soil cedar will grow on any decent soil that is not to droughty including chalky soils. Ideal as a parkland tree as a speciment tree, cedars take many years to look their best.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Cedrus deodara:

  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Cedrus deodara

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Cedrus deodara:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems

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