Cedrus deodara 'Karl Fuchs' / Karl Fuchs Himalayan cedar

Cedrus deodara 'Karl Fuchs' is a large growing, robust selection of Himalayan cedar with remarkable attractive silvery-Blue foliage on layered branching with nodding tips. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 10 feet (3 m) tall and 6 feet (2 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selection made in the mid 1970s by Günter Horstmann nursery, Schneverdingen, Germany. It is among group of seedlings selected from seed sourced from Paktia provence, Afghanistan. These plants are known for exceptional hardiness and resistance to storm damage. Karl Fuchs is the name of the name of the collector/explorer.

Cedrus deodara 'Karl Fuchs' — a mature specimen in an arboretum setting.
Photo by Bill Barger