Cedrus deodara (Himalayas)
Habit: Initially broadly conical, later loosely pendent, large tree with broad crown; branches horizontal, twigs elegantly drooping; 15 (20) m tall and 6-10 (15) m wide; shoots ca. 20-30 cm long.
Fruits: Ovoid, up to 10 cm long cones on the twigs.
Leaves: Fresh green or dull green, slightly prickly needles, early shoots sensitive to late frost.
Roots: Deep roots with few leterals.
Demands: Full sunlight to light shade, tolerates heat and likes warmth, sensitive to frost and late frost, only for moderate climates, needs wind protection; good for urban climates.
Soil: Moderately dry to fresh; acidic to neutral, avoids chalk; all well-drained, nutritious substrates.
Native habitat: In the underplanting of the Himalayan cedar, one finds numerous wild varieties of our decorative shrubs such as Abelia, pretty autumn plants such as Acer, Berberis, Clematis (C. montana), Cotoneaster (C. microphyllus), Deutzia (D. corymbosa), Pieris, above all numerous prostrate rhododendra; Spiraea and Viburnum. The luxurious carpet of shrubs consists of Anemone, Geranium (G. wallichianum), Primula (P. denticulata), and Salvia etc..
Hardiness: Zone 7a