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Deodar

Cedrus deodara

Plant Data

Order:
Pinales
Family:
Pinaceae (Pine)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Male and female flowers appear on the same tree. Male flowers are erect pale yellowish-green catkins, growing up to 5cm in length. Female cones are reddish-brown and egg-shaped, growing up to 13cm.
Fruit:
Brown, upright and ovoid cones, either solitary or in pairs, with several fan-shaped scales. Up to 12cm long, rounded at the top. Cones are bluish when young and turn reddish when ripe. A pair of winged seeds sit upon each scale.
Leaves:
Evergreen tree. Foliage is silvery blue. Needles are stiff and have sharp-pointed. The needles are arranged spirally in whorls.
Maximum Size:
60 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
Not edible.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Flowers are fragrant.
Other Names:
Deodar Cedar, Himalayan Ceder, True Cedar.
Habitats:
Gardens, mountains, woodland.