*Deodar cedar

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*Cedrus deodara
DEODAR CEDAR

Pinaceae
Himalayas, Asia

Location: map coordinates Q-21 (west of Delaware Hall)
N 39°11'8'' W 75°32'38''

Planting history: planted 5/6/10. Source: Joseph Wick Nurseries, DE. (Dr. S. Yost, USDA NIFA Capacity Building Grant funds).

Description:
  • large evergreen tree, conifer
  • etymology: Cedrus is the Latin name; deodara from the name in India
  • leaves needle-like, 1”-2” long, in star-like clusters on short shoots (or occasionally single on long shoots)
  • cones erect
  • wood rot-resistant, used to build the famous houseboats of Srinagar, Kashmir; wood aromatic, used to make incense
  • 1 of just 3 species of true cedars (Cedrus)

*Non-native species (not native to Delaware)

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