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, accessioned in 1984 at the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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?