Why Not Indian Cedar on Atlantic Coast ?

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Tom Kirby asked 13 years ago
I’m planting trees (initially a shelter belt) around a proposed new house.The site is less than 1 mile from the Atlantic, prevailing W or SW winds, worst winds from E during March.My soil is fairly alkali, well-drained as it was in dairy pasture for ~ 30 years.Advised by local gardener (> 30 years local experience) that an Indian Cedar wouldn’t stand a chance here.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Presumably, by Indian cedar you mean deodar cedar, Cedrus deodara. This is a beautiful tree with drooping branch tips. It needs a sunny sheltered spot in deep fertile soil. It will survive westerly salty gales, but it would not look great.