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Shalimar Deodar Cedar

Cedrus deodara 'Shalimar'

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

Shalimar Deodar Cedar

Shalimar Deodar Cedar

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

Shalimar Deodar Cedar foliage

Shalimar Deodar Cedar foliage

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Height:  40 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Other Names:  Himalayan Cedar


This smaller version of the grand species is a spreading tree with a broad habit of growth, pendulous branches and shimmering silvery-blue needles; best used for its majestic architectural qualities as a solitary landscape accent

Ornamental Features

Shalimar Deodar Cedar is primarily valued in the landscape for its characteristic tiered habit of growth. It has attractive bluish-green evergreen foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Shalimar Deodar Cedar is an open evergreen tree with a stunning habit of growth which features almost oriental horizontally-tiered branches. 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.

Shalimar Deodar Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Shalimar Deodar Cedar will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow 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  Shade  Articulation 
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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