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Keyword:

CEDRUS DEODARA

HIMALAYAN CEDAR

Photo: Biotehnical Centre Naklo
Use/Puropose:
Avenue, Solitaire, Plants for decorating  
Family Name:
Pinaceae (borovke)  
Plant group:
x conifers  

Botanical characteristics

Native country:
Afghanistan and Himalaya  
Fruits:
Cones are tapered and rounded at the end of the oval, egg-like form. They are 7 to 12 cm long. Initially, they are purple and later brown and covered with with smooth scales. They mature in two years, and then open and release the seeds.  
Leaves:
The needles on long shoots are greased, with short shoots they are in seeming bunches. They are soft and 2.5 to 5 cm long. The colour of the needles differs in varieties from gray to bluish silver, yellow gold and snow white in the first years.  
Roots:
The plant has a surface and a strong lateral roots.  
Flowers:
It has a monoecious and imperceptible flowers.  
Habitat:
It grows on deep humus soil. It needs moist and good drained growing sites.  
Reproduction:
We reproduce it with seeds and vaccination.  
Stem:
Crust of young plants is smooth, gray, with deep cracks in older plants.  
Bloom period:
September, October  

Climate conditions

Ground-water:
Dry  
Location:
Sunny  
Ground-Ph:
Neutral  
Hardiness Zone:
   Zone Map

Specific features

The genus includes 4 types of high evergreen trees. Himalayan cedar grows from 15 to 20 m. In young plants branches spindle and form conical crowns,older branches are incorrectly spread. Crown Himalayan Cedar is denser, branches grow horizontally and towards the end they bend down. Its top is also bent down.

Decorative useful value

Decorative value of the plant is in its long light-green needles that grow down in bunches, and in its cones.