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Cedrus deodara 'Robusta'

deodar 'Robusta'

A large, broad evergreen conifer 12-15m in height with horizontal branches that are pendulous at the ends. Clusters of long, dark blue-green needles grow in clusters along with upright reddish-brown cones.

Synonyms
Cedrus deodara 'Robusta Glauca'
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Size
Ultimate height
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Blue Green
Summer Blue Green
Autumn Blue Green Red Brown
Winter Blue Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Pinaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Pendulous weeping
Genus

Cedrus are large evergreen trees with needle-like leaves arranged spirally on young shoots, and in whorls on short spur-like side-shoots; ovoid cones break up to release the seeds while still attached to the tree

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a well-drained neutral to acid soil in full sun. Protect saplings from frosts and shelter from winds

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free but may be susceptible to honey fungus

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