SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Fresno, CA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA, Bakersfield, CA, Los Altos, CA, Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA and UC Santa Cruz Arboretum - Santa Cruz, CA
Drought tolerant, although several years of drought has stressed a considerable number to the extent of killing them. A weeping cultivar, 'pendula', can be espaliered.
Has fragrant Bark and Leaf.
Native to Eastern Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, and North-central India.
A Cedrus deodara in Sacramento Capital Park is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 100 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 237 inches and a crown spread of 80 feet.
Additional Common Names
DEODAR CEDAR, HIMALAYAN CEDAR
Spreading or Weeping and requires ample growing space.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 40 - 60 feet.
Width: 20 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Needle, Blue Green or Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Fall. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Cone, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Spring.
Bark Dark Gray, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 3 - 10 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Low.
Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.
Special Uses & Values
Bonsai or Espalier.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cedrus deodara Tree Record." 1995-2020. Feb 27, 2020.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cedrus-deodara >
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