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Bush's Electra Deodar Cedar

Cedrus deodara 'Bush's Electra'


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Bush's Electra Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara 'Bush's Electra') at GardenWorks

Bush's Electra Deodar Cedar

Bush's Electra Deodar Cedar

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Bush's Electra Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara 'Bush's Electra') at GardenWorks

Bush's Electra Deodar Cedar foliage

Bush's Electra Deodar Cedar foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Bush's Electric Blue, Himalayan Cedar


A striking medium sized tree with a pyramidal habit of growth, horizontal branches bear bright silvery blue needles; best used as a colorful landscape accent; rich blue color year round for added winter interest

Ornamental Features

Bush's Electra Deodar Cedar has attractive silvery blue foliage which emerges powder blue in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Bush's Electra Deodar Cedar is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Bush's Electra Deodar Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Bush's Electra Deodar Cedar will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Articulation 
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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