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18.Blue Velvet™ Cedar

Cedrus deodara ‘’Sanders Blue’

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
7 – 8
Height:
around 50
Spread:
around 30
Habit:
Pyramidal
Light:
Best in sun or partial shade
Soil:
Well-drained, somewhat dry, moderately fertile soil
Flowers:
Cones: male – finger shaped cones very densely set, more numerous on lower portion of tree; female – stout, erect cones initially purple in color and found in upper portion of tree
Fruit:
seeds in 4 long upright cones found on upper side of branches, green while developing, finally brown
Landscape use:
Excellent specimen evergreen because of graceful and pendulous habit; use as specimen tree or screen in large scale areas
History:
Native range of deodar cedar is the Himalayan Mountains from east Afghanistan to Garwhal; introduced in 1831
Pests\Problems:
Pests: borers; Problems: top dieback due to canker and/or cold
Significant Features:
Rapid growth rate; lower limbs may touch ground; striking bluish-green color captures attention