Deodar Cedar

Cedrus deodara

Cedrus deodara is equally Beautiful as a Christmas Tree or in the Landscape

A elegant tree native to the western Himalayas. Its name was derived from the Sanskrit* word 'devadara', meaning tree of the gods. It was then shortened to the common Indian name 'deodar'.

It has quite short bluish-green needles on stout woody branches. In their natural range they can reach 200 feet in height. When left untrimmed Deodar branches become pendulous at the tips.

In Asia, Deodar wood was used to construct temples. And in ancient Egypt it was used to make sarcophagi (coffins) for mummies.

They are in very limited supply.

*The ancient classical literary language of India.

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