Cedrus Deodara

Cedrus Deodara

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Cedrus deodara

Botanical Name

Cedrus deodara

Common Name

Deodar, Himalayan Cedar


Cedrus libani

Collection Locale

Northern/ Eastern hills, INDIA


4500-11000 ft

Seed Collection period

Sept- Oct (short lived)

Seed Longevity

3- 9 months

Seed Purity

99 %

Seed Treatment


Usual Germination

50-80 %


Evergreen, Timber, Specimen Tree

Seed Counts per KG

Approx 9500

Cedrus deodara (Deodar Cedar, Himalayan Cedar, or Deodar;Sanskrit, Hindi:devadru; Urdu:eod Chinese: 3\4 xue song) is a species of cedar native to the western Himalayas in eastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, north-central India (Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand), southwestern most Tibet and western Nepal, occurring at 1500-3200 m altitude. It is a large evergreen coniferous tree reaching 40“50 m tall, exceptionally 60 m, with a trunk up to 3 m diameter. It has a conic crown with level branches and drooping branchlets.

The leaves are needle-like, mostly 2.5-5 cm long, occasionally up to 7 cm long, slender (1 mm thick), borne singly on long shoots, and in dense clusters of 20-30 on short shoots; they vary from bright green to glaucous blue-green in colour. The female cones are barrel-shaped, 7- 13 cm long and 5- 9 cm broad, and disintegrate when mature (in 12 months) to release the winged seeds. The male cones are 4- 6 cm long, and shed their pollen in autumn.