Cedrus libani

Cedrus libani
Cedrus libani 
cedar of Lebanon
SIZE/TYPE tall tree
USUAL HEIGHT 10-20m
USUAL WIDTH 5-15m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES 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
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Cedars are beautiful, architectural trees that attract us with their irregular monumental crowns, mainly in southern Europe under the Alps. There are 4 species in this genus among which the hardiest are Atlas cedar (bluegreen) and cedar of Lebanon (green).

Cedar of Lebanon is a majestic specimen tree with needle-like dark green to blue-green foliage that looks like larch but is evergreen. Young trees are densely branched from the ground but low branches can be removed in the autumn if planted close to houses to make more room beneath. The branches are long, almost horizontal, the ends tend to droop with age.

Although this 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. In his home – Lebanon to Turkey – it grows up to 30m, in our continental climate (zone 6) seldom reaches more than 20m. Hardy to min. -27°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update 15-01-2009.
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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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