Cedrus deodara aurea ‘Pendula’

Weeping deodar cedar

Cedrus deodara aurea 'Pendula'
Cedrus deodara aurea ‘Pendula’

Grown for the very attractive weeping foliage Cedrus deodara ‘Pendula’ is a fascinating form of Cedrus deodara or Indian Cedar.

Highly ornamental, growth habit varies greatly, it left to its own devices it will usually grow into a spreading low growing shrubby tree.

If staked when planted and trained with a central leader it makes a wonderful small weeping tree and a great easy care alternative to other weeping trees.

Trained to an upright tree, and selectively pruned to shape and height this is a tree that makes a magnificent attrition to a larger rock garden.

Care and Growing conditions

Regarded as hardy down to USDA  zones 6 or 7b depending on position and protection. Younger trees are more susceptible to damage from cold and frost than more mature specimens. The species itself is a tree that is native to the Himalayas and is the national tree of Pakistan.

Best grown in full sun.
A humus rich moist soil with good drainage will promote the best growth.
Decide if you wish to have an upright specimen as pictured, or a more spreading tree.
Stake if up right growth is required.
Water in well and mulch around the plant to maintain a cool moist root run.

Pruning Cedrus deodara aurea ‘Pendula’

If growing as an upright feature, encourage a central leader and prune to shape and height as needed.

Other Varieties to consider

  • Cedrus deodara ‘Feeling Blue’ has foliage on the blue side, with a different growth habit.
  • Cedrus libani ‘Glauca Pendula’ makes an interesting alternative.