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Cedar Deodar

Cedar Deodar

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Cedar Deodar

Huge Ornamental Tree for Any Landscape


The heights we list are the actual size of your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We do not prune evergreen trees for any reason. Evergreen trees typically hold their shape for the life of the tree and do not require any pruning or shearing.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker privacy the first full growing season.

2-3 ft.
Mar 2nd, 2015
List: $ 89.90
Sale: $ 44.95
6 at $ 42.70 each
Planting Mix for Evergreen Trees
Cedar Deodar Planting Mix

Helps your Cedar Deodar get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
$ 13.98
Sale: $ 6.99
Cedar Deodar
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
$ 11.90
Sale: $ 5.95

Cedar Deodar (Cedrus deodara) is an evergreen tree that can reach 70 feet high and 20 to 40 feet wide.

Today it is a popular landscape specimen that provides year-round interest with its attractive pyramid shape and lovely green-silver color.

Cedar Deodar trees thrive in a variety of moist, well-drained soils including: 
• Loam
• Sand
• Clay

It is also tolerant to drought and prefers a location that provides full sun.

This tree is fairly fast growing, making it an excellent choice for a windbreak or for privacy on your property.

Graceful branches sweep toward the ground and then up. Two-inch long whorled needles give this tree a softer look. These needles drop in the spring, allowing for new growth.

Male trees produce catkins that hold copious amounts pollen, which is spread in the early spring. Female trees have 3-5 inch egg-shaped cones that shatter, releasing the trees seeds.

This tree lives a long time, requires little pruning, if any, and is relatively free from health issues, so once planted, it will provide maintenance-free beauty for generations.

Cedar Deodar makes a stunning focal point when three to five trees are clustered in a large, open area. Put them near the back of your property so you can enjoy the full effect from your window.






Growing Zones: 7-9

Mature Height: up to 70 ft.
Mature Width: 20-40 ft.
Sunlight: Full
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Great
Time to Plant: Anytime
Botanical Name: Cedrus deodara
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 7-9
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Cedar Deodar

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Cedar Deodar.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Cedar Deodar gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Cedar Deodar again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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December 9, 2014
Too soon to tell
Our Deodar Cedar was delivered quickly and was about 3 feet tall I think and in great shape. We planted a few days later. This was several month ago and with winter on us I don't expect much to happen until spring but it does look just as good today as it did when it arrived and I think there might be a little new growth on it. Very excited about spring as we also planted 7 other trees.
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January 6, 2015
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It grows very well in kentucky
this Is one of my favorite trees in kentucky. I love all trees.

but not tree haters
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December 1, 2014
From cadiz, KY, US
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What is the growth rate for the Deodar Cedar?
Chris P on Oct 17, 2014
can I grow a deodar tree in temps of 0 to 10 degrees for a short time of 10 to 14 days the average temp is about 18 to 30 degrees and up for the winter?
A shopper on Oct 15, 2014
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What is the size of the container (or rootball?) for the 3-4 ft size Deodar Cedar?
Peter B on Oct 22, 2014
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I have about 120ft property line, what would you suggest the spacing should be for deodars, is 30ft enough?
Brad W on Jul 20, 2014
Best Answer: i just brought one that only a small 3 and half high but my sister has one and its a beautiful 20 ft high against a wall also my neighbor has one and it does need alot of space. mine i'm useing for provicy off my sunroom. i think 30ft is plenty of room. it is a fast grower
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what kind of medical purpose does deodars have?
dilip on Sep 29, 2014
Best Answer: i don't know of any medical advantage to this cedar evergreen tree. it just very light and breezed to look at and give your privacy when you need it. i need a fast growing tree for my sun room
Reply · Report · roseanne g on Oct 1, 2014
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Would this be good to grow for timber? Are the seeds edible?
Sandy R on Jul 25, 2014
Best Answer: how do i prune it its up against my home and has reached the top ,if i cut it will it grow more I'm worried about the house ,its also surrounded by patio brick about 3by 4 ft
Reply · Report · susan w on Aug 1, 2014
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Why is top of Deodra tree leaning vertical?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: If the area that's leaning seems droopy this can be a sign of over watering. Depending on the size of your tree, it may need to be staked up. Do you see any discoloration? That's also a sign of over watering.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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my 2 deodora pine's seems to be thinning out and has lots of smaller dried branches up- in middle of tree, it gets plenty of water i believe its about 25 feet tall can any body help ?.
art d on Jun 16, 2014
Best Answer: This could be happening for a number of different reasons. You may need to fertilize your tree. Does a lot of wind hit your tree in that area? Sometimes needle drop will occur during the first heat spell after a cold winter in order to reset itself and prepare for new healthy growth. Have you checked your tree for any signs of fungus or bugs?
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How can I grow Cedar Deodar tree in San Diego and keep to diameter of 20 ft?
Lana S on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: The Cedar Deodar Tree should grow well in San Diego and get 20 - 40 as long as you aren't located on the coast.
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Can the deodar cedar grown in rocky mountain soil - elevation 4600 feet in southern California?
Petra S on Oct 17, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 13th
  Zone 6 March 30th
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $12.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99+ ~32%

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.