Karl Fuchs Deodar Cedar
Cedrus deodara 'Karl Fuchs'
Karl Fuchs Deodar Cedar foliage
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Height: 35 feet
Spread: 15 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Other Names: Himalayan Cedar
A graceful tree with a pyramidal habit of growth; powder blue new growth matures to a splendid aquamarine; best used as a colorful landscape accent; rich color year round for added winter interest
Karl Fuchs Deodar Cedar has attractive aqua bluish-green-variegated bluish-green foliage which emerges powder blue in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Karl Fuchs Deodar Cedar is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Karl Fuchs Deodar Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Karl Fuchs Deodar Cedar will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.
This tree 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.