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Kashmir Deodar Cedar

Cedrus deodara 'Kashmir'

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Kashmir Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara 'Kashmir') at Frisella Nursery

Kashmir Deodar Cedar

Kashmir Deodar Cedar

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Kashmir Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara 'Kashmir') at Frisella Nursery

Kashmir Deodar Cedar foliage

Kashmir Deodar Cedar foliage

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Height:  70 feet

Spread:  60 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Other Names:  Kashmir Himalayan Cedar


A grand tree with a broad habit of growth, pendulous branches bear fine silvery blue needles; best used for its majestic architectural qualities as a solitary landscape accent, needs lots and lots of space to grow for full effect

Ornamental Features

Kashmir Deodar Cedar is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive silvery blue evergreen foliage which emerges powder blue in spring. The small needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Kashmir Deodar Cedar is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Kashmir Deodar Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Kashmir Deodar Cedar will grow to be about 70 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 60 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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