Cedrus deodara 'Waverly Ridge' / Waverly Ridge Deodar cedar

Cedrus deodara 'Waverly Ridge' is a dwarf selection of Deodar cedar with a horizontal growth habit and compact yellowish foliage. Typical rate of growth in most areas is 2 to 2.8 inches (5 -7 cm) a year, producing a flattened bushy shrub 20 to 24 inches (50 - 60 cm) wide and somewhat shorter after 10 years in the landscape. It also makes a nice presentation when grafted high on a standard.

Peter Taverna, a noted southern Australian nurseryman, is credited with the introduction of this cultivar. It was produced from cuttings taken from a witch's broom on Waverly Ridge road, Crafers, South Australia.

Attribution from: Aris Auders & Derek Spicer, RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers, Kingsblue publishing ©2012

Cedrus deodara 'Waverly Ridge' — a nice garden specimen, done on a high graft, at the Sir Harold Hillier Arboretum and Gardens, Romsey, United Kingdom
Photo by Tom Cox

Comments

Fiona

Please can you help me. I bought 4 grafted Cedrus deodora golden horizon. Just wondering how to care for them. 2 are shedding their pines and don’t look at vibrant or as green. Thank you

David Olszyk

Fiona, we're going to need much more information. Are your plants in the ground or still in pots. Where on the Earth are you trying to grow them? Not sure what you mean by "shedding their pines." Please clarify.

Be aware that cedars shed a lot of their old needles in early spring just as new growth is extending. Is this happening with your plants? Are foliar buds greening up and starting to push? If they're not, the plants may no longer be alive.