Cedrus deodara Paktia is a variety of the Cedrus deodara, a species of coniferous evergreen tree native to the Himalayas and parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Paktia variety is named after the Paktia Province in Afghanistan where it is commonly found.
This variety is known for its tall, slender trunk and long, drooping branches that create a graceful and elegant appearance. It can grow up to 40 meters (130 feet) tall and has a distinctive pyramid-shaped crown. The needles of the Paktia variety are silvery-blue in color and grow in clusters of 20 to 30. The cones of the tree are large, up to 12 inches in length, and are brown in color.
Cedrus deodara Paktia is commonly used as an ornamental tree in landscaping and gardening due to its beauty and unique appearance. It is also used in reforestation and afforestation projects, as well as for timber and wood products. The tree is adapted to a wide range of soils and can withstand a variety of weather conditions, making it a hardy and versatile species.