Cedrus deodara 'Polar Winter' / Polar Winter Deodar cedar

Cedrus deodara 'Polar Winter' is a tree form of Himalayan cedar selected for its exceptional winter hardiness. Description, form and size are virtually the same as the species. Typical expected growth rate is around 1 foot (30 cm) a year, resulting in a young tree, 10 feet tall by 4 feet wide (3 x 1.2 m) after 10 years in the landscape.

Günter Horstmann of Scheverdingen Germany selected the seedling that was to become 'Polar Winter' from a group of young trees grown from seed harvested in Paktia Province, Afghanistan in the late 1970s.

Cedrus deodara 'Polar Winter'
Photo by Bill Barger
Cedrus deodara 'Polar Winter' at the Smits Pinetum, Lottum, The Netherlands.
Photo by Edwin Smits


Stapleton Greenfingers

Whilst the provenance description may be correct, the tree is definately distinguishable from the specie. I have an example with me now and it has a gorgeous glaucous-white hue to it's foliage that it is quite unique. If you want a picture-just ask.

Maxwell Cohn

yes, definitely. We could use some better pictures of this one. Thank you!