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Electra Blue Deodar Cedar*

Cedrus deodara 'Electra Blue'

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Electra Blue Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara 'Electra Blue') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Electra Blue Deodar Cedar

Electra Blue Deodar Cedar

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Himalayan Cedar

Description:

A striking medium sized tree with a pyramidal habit of growth, horizontal branches bear bright silvery blue needles; best used as a colorful landscape accent; rich blue color year round for added winter interest

Ornamental Features

Electra Blue Deodar Cedar has attractive silvery blue foliage which emerges powder blue in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Electra Blue Deodar Cedar is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Electra Blue Deodar Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Electra Blue Deodar Cedar will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features