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Emerald Spreader Deodar Cedar*

Cedrus deodara 'Emerald Spreader'

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Emerald Spreader Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara 'Emerald Spreader') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Emerald Spreader Deodar Cedar

Emerald Spreader Deodar Cedar

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

Height:  12 inches

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Himalayan Cedar


A prostrate dwarf conifer that has beautiful rich green foliage; grows very slowly, only 1ft tall and 4ft wide in 10 years; a perfect decorative groundcover for an open sunny area

Ornamental Features

Emerald Spreader Deodar Cedar has attractive dark green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Emerald Spreader Deodar Cedar is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Emerald Spreader Deodar Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Emerald Spreader Deodar Cedar will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub 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

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Groundcover 
Foliage Color  Texture  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features