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Cedrus deodara Mr Blue

deodar 'Mr Blue'

Compact shape makes it perfect for smaller gardens

Unlike its majestic relatives the deodar cedars, ‘Mr Blue’ is a dwarf conifer slowly reaching only 90cm (3ft) in height and spread. Eventually forming a spherical shrub covered in bright, blue green needles it is compact and small enough for any garden. The colour is striking throughout the year, especially in winter. Lovely when combined with low growing heathers or grasses and a superb choice for a pot or container.


Plant in full sun or semi shade on the rock garden, in gravel, alongside paving or in a pot or container. Ideal for narrow borders and small beds.


Any well-drained fertile soil. Dislikes waterlogging and winter wet, so surround the plant with grit or gravel. In a pot use a lime-free loam based compost. No pruning required.

Recently introduced dwarf form of deodar cedar; a plant for the connoiseur and collector

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 60 cm - 90 cm
Plant width 60 cm - 80 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 50 cm
Medicinal Yes
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
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 Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container, City garden, Courtyard garden, Banks and slopes, Gravel garden, Mediterranean garden, Rock garden

Typically available

From January to December