Cedrus libani 'GLAUCA'

Cedrus libani
Cedrus libani 'GLAUCA'
cedar of Lebanon
SIZE/TYPE tall tree
USUAL HEIGHT 10-20m
USUAL WIDTH 8-15m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES blue-green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
Rarities
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Cedar of Lebanon is the most popular cedar in our country as it combines two important features: it is fully hardy and has the typical, beautiful cedar shape. The species bears green needles, however, in this case we are offering a rare variety named Glauca with blue-green (glaucous) needles. Don’t mistake it for the cedar of Atlas which bears the same variety name. Although this cedar was allegedly found long before 1900 it has only recently been introduced and is still very rare.

Cedrus libani Glauca is truly a cedar of Lebanon whose mid-sized, evergreen needles are blue-green (not silvery-blue as in dcedrus atlantica Glauca), and are borne in whorls of 10-20. The main feature is its habit with strictly horizontal layers of branches so typical for cedar of Lebanon. It grows slowly, thickening its branches first rather than speeding upwards. Aged about 50 years it can grow 12-15m tall (conditions pending). As it is a long-lived tree making its maximum height in a couple of hundreds of years we are unable to estimate its ultimate size. When growing too wide you can easily remove lower branches in the autumn to make some room beneath. This is the usual way to grow cedars in crowded Italian towns.

Although cedar of Lebanon is a hardy species we do not recommend planting it in mountainous regions with prolonged winter periods or in frost pockets. If the needles are damaged by severe frosts the tree usually makes new ones in late spring. It grows reliably in any soil type, even chalky, and needs a sunny location with plenty of space. Hardy to min. -27°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update 07-11-2009.
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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