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102.‘Sanders Blue’ Deodar Cedar

Cedrus deodara ‘Sanders Blue’


Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
7 to 8(9)
Height:
40 to 70 ft. after 30 years; supposedly can grow 150 to 200 ft.
Spread:
Taller than wide
Habit:
Broadly pyramidal when young with gracefully pendulous branches; becoming wide-spreading and flat-topped in old age
Light:
Sunny location and protection from sweeping winds
Soil:
Prefers well-drained situation
Flowers:
Male cones very densely set, erect, finger-shaped, 2 to 3 inches long, ½ to 5/8 inches wide
Fruit:
Cones rather short, long persistent, upright on upper side of branches, often 2 ¼ to 4 inches long, requiring two years to mature; glaucous green while developing, finally brown
Landscape use:
Excellent specimen evergreen because of extremely graceful and pendulous habit
History:
Western Himalayas from Afghanistan to Western Nepal. Introduced 1831
Pests\Problems:
Tops die back because of canker, weevil, and/or cold
Significant Features:
Cones and blue-green color of foliage

 

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