Deodar - Cedrus deodara


    Cedrus deodara is an evergreen conifer making a large tree, at first conical with a drooping leading shoot, later broad-crowned. Needles to 4cm in length, slightly glaucous, mostly whorled. Cone to 10 cm in length, broadly-ovoid.

    Similar Species

    Cedar of Lebanon and Atlas Cedar

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    Tip of tree pendent, branches usually drooping at tips. Leaves usually a bright green, not glaucous

    Recording advice

    Photograph of whole tree.  It may not be possible to verify young specimens from photos


    Usually found as a planted tree in parks and gardens.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread in as a planted tree in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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