Common Name: Deodar cedar, Himalayan cedar
Origin/Ecology: Native to Himalayas
Habit: Pyramidal when young, maturing to flat-topped with broad-spreading horizontal branching. Most pendulous of true cedars, with drooping branchlets and branching that gracefully droops at tips. Grows to 40-50′ tall. In native habitat, to 150-200′ tall.
Leaves: Dark greyish-green needles (to 1.25″ long) appear in clusters.
Leaf Arrangement: Spiral
Flowers and Fruit: Upright cones (to 4″ long).
Water Use, Soil: Deep, moist but well-drained, acidic loams. Drought tolerant once established. Intolerant of poor drainage.
Exposure: Full sun.
Landscape Uses: Specimen for large spaces. Can be pruned as a screen or hedge.
Limitations: Tip blight, root rot.
Other Features: Releases pollen in fall, not spring.