Years ago, I discovered a marvelous huge old tree on the grounds of an old hotel in Hampton Virginia. It's cones were quite flat and looked like a carved wooden flowers. I've been looking for a specimen of the tree ever since. Shortly after I discovered it, the hotel and the tree perished in a fire. No one knew what kind of tree it was. Someone mentioned deodar cedar, but when I went to references on deodar tree descriptions, they show regular egg shaped cones. I've located pictures on the net of the flower cones and they are referred to as cedar roses on a few natural material craft sites, and again there was a mention of deodar cedar as the source. Does anyone know what my cedar rose growing tree can be, and a source for it. I really loved that tree and would love to have one. It was spectacular.