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Care of the plant Cedrus deodara or Himalayan cedar.

Care of the tree Cedrus deodara or Himalayan cedar

The genus Cedrus, family Pinaceae, comprises 4 species of large trees native to the Mediterranean region and the Himalayas. The species are: Cedrus deodara, Cedrus atlantica, Cedrus libani, Cedrus brevifolia.

Common names: Himalayan cedar, Deodar cedar. This species is native to Western Himalaya.

They are elegant, fast-growing, pyramidal trees that reach 45 meters (147.6 feet) in height. The leaves (needles) are silver-green and reach 5 cm (1.96") in length. The large (15 cm/5.9" long) barrel-shaped pineapples are quite decorative.

They are used as isolated specimens in large gardens; There are varieties suitable for gardens of medium or small dimensions.

Cedrus deodara can grow in full sun, semi-shade and shade exposures. They resist not very intense frosts.

They prefer a well-drained soil that is not calcareous. Planting is done during the fall.

Water moderately all year long, waiting for the soil to dry out well; they resist drought well.

Fertilize in fall with compost or manure.

Prune only to remove dry branches.

They are quite pests but sensitive to overwatering trees.

They propagate by seeds sown in early spring; It's advisable to wait at least 2 years to plant the young specimens in their final location. Varieties are best purchased from nurseries or garden centers.

Images of the tree Cedrus deodara or Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara
Cedrus deodara
Cedrus deodara
Cedrus deodara