Deodar Cedar


deodar cedar tree

I purchased two Deodar Cedar trees in 3 gallon containers at the end of the season last year. Both trees were slightly taller than 2 feet tall and in good condition with a caliper of about 1 inch. After getting them planted and mulched I just kept them watered. This Spring, I mulched them again and started fertilizing them once a month using organic fertilizer. Each time I would give them a 5 gallon bucket of 1/2 strength of fish emulsion they would grow nearly 2 inches.

The Deodar cedar is an ornamental evergreen tree that can reach 70 feet and up to 20 to 40 feet wide. They do well here in upstate South Carolina. Our hottest months are July and August and the deodar cedar does tolerate drought and will take full sun as long as they get water regularly.

deodar cedar needlles

As you can see, they are fairly fast growing and have branches that are sweeping toward the ground. It has a dense canopy, the needles are pointed and are 1-2 inches in length green or silver blue-green in appearance. When we have snow the Deodar Cedar tree really stands out!

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