Cedrus libani

Scientific name: Cedrus libani

Synonym: Cedrus libani subsp. libani


Common names: “Cedar of Lebanon”

Plant Type: Evergreen conifer tree


Zone: 6-7

Light: Full sun

Exposure: Exposed or sheltered

Soil: Average, grows best in deep acidic loam

Moisture: Moist well drained


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Plant Size: 40-60′ H & W

Leaf and Stem shape: Tiered branches, with whorled dark green needles in tuft-like bunchesImage result for cedrus libani

Flower: Ovoid cones grow upright on the tops of branches, disintegrating once ripe

Pruning: Minimal – none

Maintenance: Low – zero

Landscape use: Specimen tree, Estate tree

Propagate: By seed and cuttings

Pests & Disease: Nothing serious, blight or root rot may cause problems

Comments: ~AGM winner, native to Syria and Lebanon and the Asian Mediterranean coastal area

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