Cedar - Deodara Karl Fuchs
The Himalayan Cedar Karl Fuchs, Cedrus deodora 'Karl Fuchs', is a graceful cedar that has a pyramid shape and long, stiff distinctly blue needles with barrel-shaped cones. This form of the Deodar Cedar is named after the man who brought the seed back from Afghanistan in the 1970's.
It is an extremely hardy cedar and known for its splendid blue foliage. Karl Fuchs is different from all other Cedars due to its trailing leader, and this large evergreen conifer has a gently pendulous habit. It is a great choice for parkland settings and large estates.
Deodar is a name in India for certain trees associated with temples. It can usually be distinguished from other Cedars because it is softer in appearance, more graceful, has longer needles (1 1/2") and a more pendulous, whip-like leader.
This narrow, upright tree requires full to partial sun in well drained soils. It is best to follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system.
Providing a striking vertical element in the garden, the Cedar Karl Fuchs displays bright blue new growth in spring, gradually maturing to green, resulting in a unique shimmering effect throughout most of the year!
* Narrow, pyramidal shape
* Trailing leader
* Distinct blue needles
|Family||Cedrus deodara 'Karl Fuchs'|
|Mature Height||40 to 70 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 feet|
|Mature Form||Pyramidal, pendulous|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|