Botanical Name: Cedrus deodara
Common Name: Deodar Cedar  
Plant photo of: Cedrus deodara
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

25-40', 40-60'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Grey Green, Light Green


Bark Color

Brown, Green


Fruit Color

Brown, Purple


Fruit Season

Winter, Fall





Low, Medium


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Clay, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Woodland


Accenting Features

Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Park


Special Uses

Screen, Wind Break, Shade Tree


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: Normans/Mullany/Thompson
  • Description

  • Notes

This coniferous evergreen forms a large pyramid with graceful, arching branches. Needles are a silvery grey-green to yellow-green. Give plenty of room as tis tree can grow to be 35 to 45 feet tall and 25 feet wide, and with age, even larger. Cedars have lovely cones, emerging bluish when young and aging a reddish brown.
The biggest mistake folks make when planting this tree is not giving it the room it needs to grow. It is a large tree. Prefers well-drained soils that are rich and loamy, though it will tolerate sandy or clay soils as long as they are not perpetually moist. Sun to part shade.