Karl Fuchs Cedar
Originated from seeds collected near Kabul, Afghanistan about 40 years ago!
Very cold-hardy, drought-resistant, and unpalatable to deer!
A splendidly hardy and adaptable selection of the Deodar Cedar, 'Karl Fuchs' delights with brilliant blue foliage in spring, gradually maturing to aquamarine on a very slender, elegantly layered habit. If you are looking for an arresting, low maintenance specimen tree, this cold-hardy, drought-tolerant, deer-resistant cultivar is an excellent candidate!
Grown in the 1970's from seeds originally gathered in the mountains near Kabul, Afghanistan, 'Karl Fuchs' immediately gained attention for the particularly brilliant, almost shimmery shade of blue on its new foliage. It keeps this color for many weeks, becoming green only when the hot weather of summer arrives. Full and dense from a young age, it doesn't need to 'grow into' its beauty, as many other conifers do. Very distinctive from every other tree in the garden, it is absolutely lovely.
This Deodar Cedar reaches 35 feet high and 15 feet wide in sun or light shade, keeping its symmetrical, beautifully pyramidal habit throughout the growth process. A majestic specimen, it is a handsome landmark every fine garden deserves. Named for the founder of the Botanical Museum in Kazan, Tatarstan (Russian Federation). Zones 5-9.