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Blue Ice Deodar Cedar

Cedrus deodara 'Blue Ice'

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Blue Ice Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara 'Blue Ice') at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery

Blue Ice Deodar Cedar

Blue Ice Deodar Cedar

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Blue Ice Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara 'Blue Ice') at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery

Blue Ice Deodar Cedar foliage

Blue Ice Deodar Cedar foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  60 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Other Names:  Himalayan Cedar


A striking tree with a pyramidal habit of growth and wonderful texture; graceful horizontal branches bear luminous silver-blue needles; best used as a colorful landscape accent; rich color year round for added winter interest

Ornamental Features

Blue Ice Deodar Cedar is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive silvery blue evergreen foliage which emerges buttery yellow in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Ice Deodar Cedar is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blue Ice Deodar Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Blue Ice Deodar Cedar will grow to be about 60 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Articulation 
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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