Cedrus Libani (Cedar Of Lebanon)
|Common Name(s)||:||Cedar of Lebanon|
|Mature Size||:||Large (over 20m)|
|Tree Type||:||Evergreen Conifer|
|Tree uses||:||Parkland Trees|
Few trees, deciduous or evergreen, can compare with the beauty and elegance of a mature Cedar of Lebanon.
Few trees, deciduous or evergreen, can compare with beauty and elegance of a mature Cedar of Lebanon.
Some think it is its own species or that it is a geographical sub species of Cedrus atlantica but either way there is little to choose between them.
It won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002. One of the most majestic of all trees and extensively planted as part of the enduring landscape of some of our grandest stately homes and estates.
It is slower growing than the Atlas Cedar, conical when young before assuming the flat topped and tiered habit of maturity.
Introduced to England around the time of the Civil War in the mid 1640s, it has large, barrel shaped cones and green or grey/green foliage.
It thrives on most soils though does not appreciate wet ground.
Mature height: 20m+