‘Shalimar’ is a clone noted for its cold-hardiness, and together with ‘Kashmir’ and the Paktia Group cultivars it is probably one of the hardiest selections generally available. Its habit is typical of the species, and the foliage a soft blue-green (Auders & Spicer 2012). It was selected from a group of seedlings raised from a collection made (from a cultivated tree) at the Shalimar Gardens, Srinagar, Indian Administered Kashmir, by Henry Hosmer, a member of the Friends of the Arnold Arboretum who traveled to India and Afghanistan during the autumn of 1964. Throughout the late 1960s and 1970s the individual that would later be selected and named ‘Shalimar’ was noted for its cold-hardiness, vigour and general suitability to the demanding Boston climate. It was named in 1982 and later introduced to commerce by the Arnold Arboretum. (Koller 1982).