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Golden Horizon Deodar Cedar

Cedrus deodara 'Golden Horizon'


Golden Horizon Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara 'Golden Horizon') at GardenWorks

Golden Horizon Deodar Cedar foliage

Golden Horizon Deodar Cedar foliage

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Golden Horizon Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara 'Golden Horizon') at GardenWorks

Golden Horizon Deodar Cedar

Golden Horizon Deodar Cedar

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Himalayan Cedar


An attactive tree with a dwarf pyramidal habit of growth, dense branches are covered with needles that emerge yellow and mature to yellow-green; best as an accent tree but can be pruned into irregular forms to compliment the conifer garden

Ornamental Features

Golden Horizon Deodar Cedar is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has attractive chartreuse evergreen foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain chartreuse throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Horizon Deodar Cedar is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with 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 shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golden Horizon Deodar Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Golden Horizon Deodar Cedar will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub 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  Massing  Garden 
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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