Trees of Alabama and the Southeast

Lisa Samuelson, Ph.D.
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Auburn University

DEODAR CEDAR
Cedrus deodara
Pinaceae

Needles are not fascicled but clustered on small lateral branches, up to 1 1/2 inches long, blue-green, and evergreen. Foliage appears wispy from a distance and the crown is pyramid-shaped. Bark is brown and smooth on young trees and rough and grooved on larger trees. Cones are large, blue-green, and erect on branches, and they fall apart on the branch the second season. Deodar cedar is from the Himalayas and is a popular ornamental.

Photographs by Mike Hogan.

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