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CYPRUS CEDAR
Cedrus brevifolia

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Photo Locations: Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA

General Notes

Similar to C. libani but with shorter needles and smaller cones.

Has fragrant Bark and Leaf.

Native to Cyprus.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 50 feet.

Width: 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Needle, Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. . Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Cone, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches).

Bark Dark Gray, Fissured.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Squirrels.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cedrus brevifolia Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 21, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cedrus-brevifolia >

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