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Cedrus deodara - 'Golden Horizon'

Cedrus deodara - 'Golden Horizon'
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Type Tree, Conifer, Evergreen, Ground cover
Form Spreading ground hugging, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Golden Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Slow 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:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • 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 full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Cedrus deodara

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Cedrus deodara:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Conifer with outstanding foliage colour for winter interest

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