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Cedrus deodara Feelin Blue


Deodar Cedar

Slow growing and ground hugging

This lovely dwarf cedar has soft bluish-grey needle-like leaves on arching branches that grow almost horizontal to the ground. It is a wonderful conifer for small spaces.


Needs a good amount of sunlight. It can be placed to grow over the edge of a raised bed or as a centrepiece in a rockery. It will also look great in a container.


A fertile, moist but well-drained soil is best with occasional watering in dry spells. Add goodness to the soil by digging in planting compost. If planting in a container use a good quality potting compost.

The origins of the deodar cedar lie in the western Himalayas.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Conifer
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 10 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Rock garden, Gravel garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From January to December