Cedrus deodara 'Pendula'

Weeping deodar

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Evergreen tree





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One of the most beautiful cedars, with greyish-green young foliage, darkening with age, and pink-brown new shoots. Trees are conical in shape, with a narrow, pointed tip which droops elegantly, as do the ends of all shoots and branches to give a weeping appearance. In all but the very largest gardens this tree will become too big in time, so either regard it as a temporary resident to be removed when it outgrows its space after perhaps 10-15 years, or plant a smaller, slower growing conifer instead. Also sometimes known as 'Robusta'.

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Cedrus

Species: deodara

Cultivar: Pendula

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Cones

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 500cm

Spread: 180cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

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