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Cedrus libani

Cedar-of-Lebanon

Pronunciation
SEE-drus luh-BAWN-e
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Family
Genus
Nativity

Taurus Mountains, Turkey, Lebanon.

Growth Habit

Stiffly pyramidal in youth, becoming a stately flat-topped tree in maturity.

Hardiness
5
Culture

Sun and well drained, loose soil. Dirr states that this plant requires a pollution free environment, yet there is a plant at the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens in the middle of a parking lot.

Landscape Use

Stately specimen tree. A bird-attracting tree.

Foliage

Alternate, typically in whorls of 30- 40 needles per spur, .75 to 1.5 inches long.

Buds

Buds are small, oval, brown.

Bark

Brown.

Flower

Male reproductive structures are yellowish brown catkins. Female reproductive structures are purple.

Fruit

Cone borne singly, stalked, 3 - 5 inche long by 2 - 2.5 inch wide. Apex of cone flattened or slightly depressed.

Propagation

Seed, cultivars are grafted.

Pests
None serious.
Cultivars

var. stenocoma - hardier form with a stiff habit.

'Sargentii' - dwarf form to 5 feet.

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