Cedrus deodara 'Hollandia' / Hollandia Himalyan cedar

Cedrus deodara 'Hollandia' is a slow-growing, dense, conical, upright selection of Himalayan cedar with dense branching; and short, uniquely colored, beautiful deep green foliage that holds color well throughout the year. Young plants are said to have a bulbous mounding habit, but over time, trees will mature to a more tradition, albeit small, tree form. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 3 feet (1 m) tall and 2 feet (60 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 3 to 4 inches (7.5 - 10 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the 1980 by Hollandia Nursery of Modesto, California. John Mitsch of Aurora, Oregon obtained the original seedling, put it into production and eventually introduced it to the nursery trade.

Cedrus deodara 'Hollandia' in a private garden in Petaluma, California (USDA Zone 9).
Photo by Janice LeCocq