Fullsize image of Cedrus deodara
Common Name Deodar Cedar (NN = Non-Native, from Kashmir region) Invasive
Latin Name Cedrus deodara
Native Habitat Thrives in dry mountains and deserts from Washington to California and east to the Atlantic, native to Kashmir, Afghanistan, India, and Nepal
Soil Dry to moist, decomposed granite, clay loam, limestone, low to some organic content, well drained, will grow in grass
Water Once per month in hot dry weather
Height X Width Maximum 25 X 75 feet, usual 15 feet X 30 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen, silvery blue-green
Garden Suitability Fragrant, Thornless
Ornamental Value Evergreen, conical shape, fragrant
Nature Value None in U. S.
Native American Uses N/A
Links  
    Images and data: http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=456
    Images and data: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/trees-new/cedrus_deodora.html
    Images and data: http://web.reed.edu/trees/TreePages/CEDR.html
    Images and data: http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/525/
    Images and data: http://www.conifers.org/pi/ce/deodara.htm
Note: High pollinator and high fuel factor = fire danger
  Nonetheless, the Deodar Cedar has been successfully introduced in North America, fits into the ecology, requires little water, and is beautiful, but its shortcomings should be considered in all applications.
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