SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and UC Riverside - Riverside, CA
Similar to C. libani but with shorter needles and smaller cones.
Has fragrant Bark and Leaf.
Native to Cyprus.
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
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.
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.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cedrus brevifolia Tree Record." 1995-2018. Dec 18, 2018.
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