Deodar Cedar

Quick Facts

We lovingly refer to these trees as the ‘Dr Seuss’ trees, for their whimsical and magical flair.

Their unique and drooping shape gives a cartoon-like fun and eye-catching addition to gardens and landscapes.


These trees often do a little better in the higher elevations of the foothills (Auburn, lower Placer and western El Dorado Co), for the slightly lower temperatures, especially when summer heat comes along.

With a fair amount of watering, soil care and space, the Deodar Cedar can thrive in the Sacramento area.


Deodar Cedars aren’t notably high-maintenance trees when it comes to pruning. They can, however, get quite big, so growth regulator treatments and skilled, conservative pruning can help keep them appropriately sized to smaller plots.

Have questions, or need help pruning, planting, or caring for your plants and trees?  Schedule a visit with one of our ISA Certified Arborists!