Locations of Deodar Cedar in the High Desert:
Sunset Zones: 3-10 and 14-24
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
pH Range: Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline
Soil: Any soil with adequate drainage. Prefers moist to dry soil.
Drought Tolerance: Drought Tolerant, but can suffer dieback if the drought conditions persist.
Growth Rate: 36” per year
Growth Habit: Conical with weeping branches that spread out horizontally
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen
Longevity: Greater Than 150 Years
Litter Issue: Old foliage and cones
Pests and Diseases: Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Armillaria, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Sooty Mold.
Branch Strength: Medium
Root Damage Potential: Moderate
Suckering Potential: Low
Pruning Advice: Prune the lowest branches if you want clearance on the bottom of the tree, but other than that you don’t need to prune this tree. Removing the growth tips at the end of the branches will help to create a more full tree if desired.
Watering Advice: Regular water, even once established, will help to maintain health without any die back.