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Cedrus deodara Karl Fuchs

Deodar Cedar

Slender upright form make it a perfect specimen

This hardy conifer has slender upright growth with bright blue-green needle-like leaves that age to rich green It looks fabulous against a darker green background.


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


A tree that enjoys deep, well-drained, loamy soils and is quite drought resistant once established. Unhappy in waterlogged soil. Add goodness to the soil by digging in planting compost.

The deodar cedar is native to the western Himalayas. This plant was selected from seed collected in Afghanistan.

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 1660 cm - 2000 cm
Plant width 840 cm - 1000 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 260 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