Cedrus libani

Cedar of Lebanon

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Plant type

Evergreen tree

Flower colour






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Plant details

A majestic tree which is suitable for a large garden where its distinctive sweeping branches can develop unhindered. Established plants produce enormous cones which point upwards on their evergreen boughs and take two years to ripen.

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Cedrus

Species: libani

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Cones

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 3000cm

Spread: 3000cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

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