Because of its graceful weeping branches, the Himalayan/Deodara Cedar is commonly considered a type of weeping cedar. It's important to note that this tree should be shielded from strong winds. Naturally, the tree secretes an aromatic oil that deters many insects.
Himalayan/Deodara Cedar trees are a popular choice among many Christmas tree purchasers. They are also widely used in landscaping and for providing privacy screens.
The Himalayan/Deodara Cedar offers nesting and cover sites for multiple mammals and birds. It also serves as a food source for birds such as woodpeckers and mammals such as squirrels.
History & Lore
Himalayan/Deodara Cedar are native to the western Himalayas in eastern Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, and northern Republic of India. In those areas they are know to grow at 10,500 feet above sea level. It is declared as Pakistan's national tree. Many consider this tree to be sacred in Hinduism.