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Deodar Cedar - Cedrus Deodara



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    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

    Height: 40-60ft.

    Width: 20-30ft.

    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

    Special Care:

    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.