Deodar Cedar is a medium to large evergreen tree of regal form. In youth the tree is pyramidal, later developing into a picturesque specimen, often with a flat-topped crown. Cultivars with more blue tinted needles than the species type have been selected and offer an alternative to the "Blue Spruces". Premature crown flattening due to dieback from borers, cold, or drought are common in Texas.
Plant Habit or Use:
Tree, medium tree, large tree
sun, partial sun
Oblong dehiscent resinous cones
40 ft to 50 ft is common in Texas, 150 ft in its native land
40 ft to 50 ft in old age, half that in youth
USDA Hardiness Zones:
7, 8, 9
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
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Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
Better tree for east Texas than central or west Texas. When vigorous the species tends to be too large for most suburban lots, but borers, poor soils, and cold tend to render this point moot in most of Texas.