Weeping deodar cedar
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.