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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
Cedrus deodara 'Snow Sprite'
SNOW SPRITE DEODAR CEDAR
Pronounced: SEE-drus dee-oh-DAR-uh
Sunset zones: 3b-10, 14-24.
USDA zones: 7-9.
Heat zones: 9-6.
Height: 4-5 feet (1.2-1.5 m).
Width: 3 feet (91 cm).
Reddish-brown, barrel-shaped cones.
Silvery green needles with cream-hued tips.
Full sun to partial shade.
Average, well-drained soil.
Rainy Side Notes
A dwarf, drought tolerant conifer, Cedrus deodara 'Snow Sprite' is perfect for our Mediterranean-like climate in the maritime Northwest. Other regions need to put this special little evergreen in partial shade, but here in the north, we can grow it in full sun without fear of tip burn.
The new growth is tinged with white that turns a creamy-yellow with age. In ten years, the conifer will reach about 4 to 5 feet tall and will slowly keep growing to 15 feet in a few decades. They may grow faster if irrigated, so keep them small longer by putting the plants in an area that you won't supplement with water during our drought period.
Photographed at Collector's Nursery.