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Sander's Blue Deodar Cedar*

Cedrus deodara 'Sander's Blue'

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Sander's Blue Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara 'Sander's Blue') at Maidstone Tree Farm

Sander's Blue Deodar Cedar foliage

Sander's Blue Deodar Cedar foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  70 feet

Spread:  60 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  7a

Other Names:  Himalayan Cedar

Description:

A grand spreading tree with a broad habit of growth, pendulous branches bear bright silvery blue needles; best used for its majestic architectural qualities as a solitary landscape accent, needs lots and lots of space to grow for full effect

Ornamental Features

Sander's Blue Deodar Cedar has attractive silvery blue foliage which emerges powder blue in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sander's Blue Deodar Cedar is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sander's Blue Deodar Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Sander's Blue Deodar Cedar will grow to be about 70 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 60 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

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