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Golden Deodar Cedar

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The Himalayan Cedar, Cedrus deodora 'Aurea', is among the world most elegant and stately of evergreen conifers.   It is an evergreen, cone-bearing tree admired for beautiful yellowish new needles that slowly darken to yellow-green over the summer.

Deodar Golden cedar is slower growing than the species, which is native to the western Himalayas, and develops an open, upright pyramidal shape at a young age.  The branch tips often dangle softly downward, giving the entire tree a relaxed, luxurious feel. 

As the tree matures, it has a flatter top with a large supporting trunk and limbs.  This is a beautiful tree that can be used as a specimen in the landscape; branches have a pleasing layered look as they arch over. 

It enjoys cooler climates and full sun.   The Deodar Golden cedar is extremely adaptable, growing well on a wide range of soil pH and types, although it will not tolerate soggy soils.

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 is a golden yellow conifer that is often grown in the cooler Pacific Northwest maritime climate.   If Deodar Golden cedar is exposed to cool, wet winters and dry summers it will grow very well!

* Cool climate tree

* Yellowish needles

* Upright, pyramidal habit


Golden Deodar Cedar Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Cedrus deodara 'Aurea'
Foliage Yellow Green
Mature Height 40 - 60 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 45 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Fall Color Evergreen