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