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Paktia Group 'Karl Fuchs'

Cedrus deodara 'Karl Fuchs'

‘Karl Fuchs’ is a particularly valuable cultivar, combining the famed hardiness of the Paktia Group with vivid blue colouration in the needles. To 3 x 1.8 m in ten years (Auders & Spicer 2012). This combination of attributes has made it probably the most popular member of the group, second only, if at all, to ‘Eisregen’, which is slightly hardier but very green, making it quite a different subject in horticulture. ‘Karl Fuchs’ has survived –30°C (–22°F) in Sweden and in central Europe where it is commonly grown (Knap 2003). Writing in 1996 Jacobson reported it was cultivated in North America but not in commerce there, adding that its needles are relatively short for the species (Jacobson 1996).


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