Himalayas, at high elevation.
Pyramidal, with gracefully pendulous branch tips. Mature plants become flat-topped.
Sun, with well-drained, moderate soils. Tolerates heat well. Protect from winter winds, particularly in northern regions.
Graceful, pendulous growth habit with gray green leaves makes Cedrus deodara a beautiful specimen tree. Protect from sweeping winds.
Gray green needles. Alternate, arranged singly on long growth and spirally on short shoots (15 to 20, or even 30, per whorl). Leaves needle-like 1.25 to 2 inches long
Buds are small, oval, brown.
Young shoots densely pubescent.
Monoecious. Male and female reproductive structures are erect cones.
Red-brown at maturity. Cone 3 to 4 inches long and 3 inches wide. Cones 1 or 2 on short shoots. Apex of cone is rounded. In youth the cone can be blue.
Pests: None serious.