Deodar Cedar, Himalayan Cedar, Deodar Cedrus deodara

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Botanical Name:

Cedrus deodara

Family:

Pinaceae

Genus:

Cedrus

Species:

deodara

Common Name:

Deodar Cedar, Himalayan Cedar, Deodar

Height:
120-150 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6

None expected until new crop 2020

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  • Cedrus deodara

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours.
Stratification: Seed will germinate without pretreatment. Cold stratification for 14 to 30 days hastens results.
Germination: Sow seeds 1/2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* This is the most popular landscape cedar, mostly because of it's fast growth and branch density in youth. It grows beautifully in the south and west coast in the U.S. Mature specimens have a graceful, horizontal, weeping habit with pendulous branches; it doesn't mind drought and sun and is a fine specimen plant.
* Deodar is in great demand as building material because of its durability, rot-resistant character and fine, close grain, which is capable of taking a high polish. Its historical use to construct religious temples and in landscaping around temples is well recorded. more...
* Thrives on most soils, being very tolerant of dry sites and of drought when it is established. Succeeds in very chalky soils. more...