Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for Jan 30th - Feb 8th, 2006
This is the immature cone of the weeping deodar cedar, Cedrus deodara 'Pendula'.
Deodar cedar, or just "deodar" (the name used in its native India), is a large stately
conifer with horizontal spreading branches, a conical shape and long, dark blue-green needles.
'Pendula' (a.k.a. 'Prostrata') has long, weeping branches and rarely grows no higher than 10 ft.
Deodar is one of the most popular landscaping cedars in America. Once established, deodar is
drought tolerant and is hardy USDA Hardiness Zones 7-9.
You can find this graceful evergreen conifer in the
Gotelli Collection of Dwarf and Slow Growing Conifers.