This is the most refined, graceful and soft-textured cedar. Lower branches sweep to the ground, while upper branches are evenly spaced. The needles grow in typical cedar clusters but are a soft, light green color. The fastest growing of the cedars, its drooping tip makes it recognizable on the skyline. Deodars are native to the Himalayas. They are frequently planted in Portland, and some of the most beautiful varieties can be found on the Reed campus and the Eastmoreland Golf Course.