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Deodar Cedar

Deodar Cedar 

Brief Description 

The Deodar Cedar is a beautiful tree perfect for adding uniqueness to your landscape. As it ages, its branches spread apart, giving it a layered appearance, which is quite striking. It also works well for creating a natural-looking privacy screen, when planted in clusters. This tree does require a large space, as it grows 25 feet tall and 15 feet wide. 


Tibet to Afghanistan  


Common Name – Deodar Cedar 

Botanical Name – Cedrus Deodara 

Plant Type – Evergreen 

Mature Size –  up to 50 feet tall and 30 feet wide 

Sun Exposure – Full Sun 

Hardiness Zone – 7 to 11 


Because this Cedar is large when mature, plant it away from structures, sidewalks, etc.. Make sure the location can handle the size without encroaching on the other landscape shrubs & trees. Once it’s planted, make sure you install tree stakes. This will help with strength during the initial couple years, then you can remove them.  


The Deodar Cedar needs very little, if any, care. Prune any dead branches when you see them. In the small chance that you have a ‘wild branch,’ simply prune it back. At some point, you may want to trip away the bottom row of branches. Maybe they’re annoying touching the ground or or you want more visibility. This is completely acceptable as long as you do it during the winter because pruning like this during summer may injure the tree. Enjoy this beautiful tree!


While there are numerous cedar varieties, we prefer this variety over the others, especially for Greater Prescott.  


This tree is not invasive.


For other shrubs that are perfectly suited for Greater Prescott, read about the Colorado Blue Spruce here

Lastly, we highly recommend Watter’s Garden Center, Mortimer Nursery, or Prescott Valley Nursery as great places to both purchase shrubs & trees but to also ask questions because these are the experts.