|Botanical Name||Cedrus deodara|
|Common Name||Deodar, Himalayan Cedar|
|Collection Locale||Northern/Eastern hills, INDIA|
|Seed Collection period||Sept-Oct|
|Seed Longevity||3-9 months (short lived)|
|Characteristics||Evergreen, Timber, Specimen Tree|
|Seed Counts per KG (approx)||Approx 9500|
|Plant Average Height||40-50ft.|
Cedrus deodara is a large and evergreen ornamental tree, with spreading branches and dark green (sometimes silvery blue) foliage. In an average mature forest, attain a height of 40-50ft., trees from 8 to 12 ft. in girth predominate, while far larger trees, occasionally reaching up to 250 ft. in height and 45ft. in girth, are also found. There are very few ornamental tree trees in the world, which can be compared to Cedrus deodara even when the most beautiful of those of its own family are taken into account. In IUCN red list it is the ‘Least concern variety’. The leaves are spirally arranged, simple, entire, needle-like, parellal venation, evergreen. Flowering occurs in spring. It can tolerate high pH. It is highly drought tolerant.
Cedrus deodara is a native of north-western Himalayas, and is found between the altitudes of 4,000-10,000ft. Cedrus deodara seeds are obtained from its cone, which is 3-6 inches long and brown in color. The seeds are sown in moist soil and seedlings require regular watering.