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CEDAR OF LEBANON
Cedrus libani

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Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR, Healdsburg, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

Slow growing to majestic size. Needs ample room as it matures.

Has fragrant Bark and Leaf.

Native to the mountains of the Mediterranean Region.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 80 - 100 feet.

Width: 80 - 100 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, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches).

Bark Dark Gray, Furrowed or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 3 - 10 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.

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 Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Fire Resistance is Unfavorable.

Attracts Squirrels.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cedrus libani Tree Record." 1995-2017. Sep 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cedrus-libani >

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