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Cedrus deodara Golden Horizon


Good specimen with bright yellow new foliage

A graceful cedar with horizontal, spreading branches and a slightly weeping habit. The long, needle-like leaves are gold in spring, becoming yellow-green during the summer. The large, barrel-shaped cones can sit on the branches for several years maturing.


Needs full sun and plenty of space to look its best. It makes a spectacular focal point in the middle of a lawn.


A tree that enjoys deep, well-drained, loamy soils and is not bothered by drought once established. Add goodness to the soil by digging in planting compost.

The deodar cedar is native to the western Himalayas.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Conifer
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 145 cm - 180 cm
Plant width 135 cm - 180 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 25 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

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 Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From January to December