Cedrus deodara 'Kashmir' / Kashmir Himalyan cedar

Cedrus deodara 'Kashmir' is a typical, upright, tree-form of Himalayan cedar with long, silvery gray needles. This conifer is known to be exceptionally cold-hardy and well-suited for consideration in colder climates. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 10 feet (3 m) tall and 4.5 feet (1.5 m) wide, an annual growth rate in excess of 12 inches (30 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the mid 1930s by Dr. J. Franklin Styler Nursery of Concordville, Pennsylvania, USA.

[ Iseli nursery online catalog Improved winter hardiness and long, blue-green needles distinguish this noteworthy cultivar of Deodar Cedar. Elegantly arching, pendulous branches with softly textured foliage add strength and character to large landscapes. ]

Cedrus deodara 'Kashmir' — an exceptional pair of older trees at the Morris Arboretum. ‘Kashmir’, on the left, was accessioned in 1984 and Cedrus deodara ‘Shalimar’, on the right, was accessioned in1980.
Photo by Katherine Wagner-Reiss
Cedrus deodara 'Kashmir' — a closeup of foliage and spent pollen cone detail.
Photo by Katherine Wagner-Reiss


Jan Halperin

How big are the Kashmir deodara cedars at the Morris Arboretum?

Katherine Wagner-Reiss

I was at Morris Arboretum today; I'd guess the cedars are 30 feet tall.