Cedrus Libani (Cedar of Lebanon)
One of the most classical and evocative silhouettes, this is the national emblem of Lebanon. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.
Hardiness level Green
One of the most classical and evocative silhouettes, this is the national emblem of Lebanon. It may be 40 years before it produces cones, it may achieve 40metres in height and will be broader than it is tall. All you need is patience. Remembering which cedar is which is easy: the branches on C. atlantica ascend, C. libani are level and C. deodara droop down.
It is native to the steep slopes of the high mountains of the Eastern Mediterranean but in the UK it is happy on any soil, in well drained conditions in any aspect and in either a sheltered or exposed position.
N.B. When clipping several plants with the same tool, have a bucket containing a 5% bleach solution and swish your blades around for 30 seconds between plants to sterilise them. This will help avoid the chance of cross contamination of disease.
As with all woody plants, plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing soil to accumulate round the base of a tree can be fatal. Keep very well watered when first planted.
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