Cedrus deodara 'Devinely Blue' / Devinely Blue Deodar cedar

Cedrus deodara 'Devinely Blue' is a fine selection of Deodar cedar that grows as a wide-spreading, flat-topped shrub when young. As the plant matures it will develop apical dominance eventually becoming broadly conical. Branching is typical of the species, radiating outward with nodding branch tips. Foliage is quite attractive and unique, Blue-green to powder Blue in color and somewhat longer than those of the type.

After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 4 feet (1.2 m) tall and 3 feet (1 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 4 to 5 inches (10 - 12.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected by Angelica Nurseries, Kennedyville, Maryland, USA. They named it in honor of Bill Devine, a retired propagator there. The name is a delightful play on his name and is unfortunately often seen misspelled as, 'Divinely Blue' — proper spelling in error.

Cedrus deodara 'Devinely Blue' in the Gotelli Collection at The U.S. National Arboretum, Washington, D.C., May 2006.
Photo by Dax Herbst
Cedrus deodara 'Divinely Blue'
Photo by Edwin Smits
Cedrus deodara 'Devinely Blue' — a mature plant in a private garden in California.


Thomas Velazquez

I purchased a 6ft Divinely Blue Deodar Cedar, from a local nursery, yesterday. I’m seemingly unable to find consistent information pertaining to the mature height and width of the tree, online. I contacted the nursery ACS listed as the creator of the cultivar and they advised me they did not in fact create it. Is there anyone at ACS who might have accurate into pertaining to the mature size? I don’t want to plant it in the wrong spot.

Thanks for your help in advance.


Maxwell Cohn

I have this plant and can vouch for the growth rate listed about. Count on about 6 inches of growth per year for the next several decades. Width will be about half the height.

Remember that trees never really stop growing, so all that's necessary is to "do the math."

Michael Cirella

I got several of the dwarfs of this tree and love them. mine only grow like 2 inches a year and were 4 feet tall in the beginning

Syed Shah

Sir express the actual myth of the Deodar and I have 5 years experience in growing and cultivating the Cedar I did not let it sieged into any disease or fungus . I grow it fairly well