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Cedar of Lebanon

Cedrus libani

Pinaceae - Pine

Description

Leaves: Similar to Atlas cedar, but dark to light green, not blue.

Twigs/buds: Twigs green to brown, hairless to irregularly hairy; short, slender, stiff; numerous.  Buds small and round.

Flowers/fruit: Monoecious. Seed cones held singly and about 3" to 5" long and 2" to 2-1/2" wide.

Bark: Gray-brown and smooth when young; becoming darker, pebble-like, rough, cracked, and furrowed with age.

Wood: Aromatic, durable, hard, decay-resistant; has oil used in perfumes; important for timber in the ancient Middle East; written about in the Bible.

General: Native to the Taurus Mountains, Turkey, and Lebanon.  Slow growth rate.  More cold-hardy than Deodar cedar.  Shade intolerant.

Landscape Use: Very good specimen tree with wide-spreading branches and dark green leaves; flat-topped when old. Zones 5-7.

Cultivars: 'Beacon Hill', 'Blue Angel', 'Eugene', 'Green Knight', 'Green Prince', 'Hedgehog', 'Home Park', 'Kenwith', 'Nana', 'Sargentii'.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Pinaceae - Pine
Cultivar Availability:
Yes
Hardiness Zone:
5-7
Type:
Conifer
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Low
Mature Height:
High
Longevity:
High
Is Good Under Power Lines:
No
Crown Shape:
Pyramidal

Ornamental

Bark:
Yes
Fall Color:
No
Flowers:
No
Foliage:
Yes
Fruit:
Yes

Tolerence

Shade:
Low
Salt:
Medium
Drought:
Medium
Poor Drainage:
Low
Alkalinity:
Medium
Transplanting:
Medium