Botanical Name: Cedrus deo. pen. 'Wells Emerald Falls'
Common Name: Emerald Falls Deodar Cedar  
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Conifer


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green


Bark Color

Brown, Green


Fruit Color

Blue, Brown


Fruit Season

Winter, Fall


Full, Half





Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


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

Espalier, Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Foundation, Raised Planter, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

Cascade, Hedge, Screen, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

This deodar cedar, introduced by Wells Nursery in Mount Vernon, Washington, has a weeping, pendulous habit. Needles are short and lush, emerald green. Average size after 10 years is 10 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide, though it can grow larger; judicious pruning will keep it in check (see Guides). Generally, the height is governed by how high it is staked. Cedars have lovely cones, emerging bluish when young and aging a reddish brown.
Grow in full sun to part shade and 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. Slow growing.