Deodar Cedar, Cedrus deodara

Conifer of the family Pinaceae (Cedar, Norway Spruce, Larch, Pine, Fir, Hemlock)

Etymology: cedrus deodora means, in hindoustan, "wood of the Gods".
Origin: India, China, Himalayas. The cedar of the Himalayas was introduced into Europe in 1822.
Habitat: the area of origin of the cedar of the Himalayas is in altitude of 1200 to 3000 m.
Maximum size:
40 m.
Form (insulated tree): pyramidalk; the cedar of the Himalayas distinguishes itself from the cedar of Lebanon by an a bit twisted pruned arrow, ready to stand up, which confers to it an original air. With age, it does not acquire the nobility of its cousins of the Atlas or of Lebanon.
Bark smooth, intoxicates, to young subjects, which cracks in black furrows by getting old.


Persistent foliage: needles are arranged in radial rosettes on short branches, long 3 to 6 cm in size decreasing towards the tip of the shoot, soft, not prickly, flat (not triangular). Its color is lighter than other cedars.
Flowers: in October, on the stems of 2 years at least, upright male catkins of 6 cm.
Fruits in upright, small cones (less than 10 cm). It flakes away on place in 3 years.
Uses: For some years, it was the cedar more planted in gardens because of its flexible and light green foliage.


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