Cedrus deodara ‘Roman Candle’
Cedrus is a genus of coniferous trees in the plant family Pinaceae. They are native to the mountains of the western Himalayas and the Mediterranean region, occurring at altitudes of 1,500–3,200m in the Himalayas and 1,000–2,200m in the Mediterranean. These large evergreen trees have needle-like leaves arranged spirally on young shoots, and in whorls on short spur-like side-shoots; ovoid cones break up to release the seeds while still attached to the tree.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Cedrus deodara ‘Roman Candle’ has white needles in the spring. A large, beautiful, and stunningly weeping tree of great effect as its habit adds movement to a garden. The new growth on this variety is white, this really does make it look like a Roman Candle in full glorious sparkle, only this firework in the landscape lasts for many weeks before gradually turning green.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Green - white needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 7m.
Ultimate Spread: 4m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for a any garden.