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C E D R U S L I B A N I
C O M M O N N A M E : Cedar of Lebanon
O R I G I N : Lebanon, Turkey, Syria
F A M I L Y : Pinaceae
Z O N E : 5 to 8
T Y P E : Needled evergreen
H E I G H T : avg. 40 to 60'
S U N : Full sun
S O I L : Well-drained, acidic loams
M O I S T U R E : Medium
T A G S : specimen, conifer, monoecious, drought tolerant, quality timber, resins, oil, furniture construction
D E S C R I P T I O N
In morning light, the steadied and horizontal spread of a matured Lebanon Cedar's needled limbs, reflect warm green. In youth it grows with a statuesque, pyramidal form and develops into an open structure over time. It's rate of growth being slow, the silhouette feels both constant and measured.
F O L I A G E & C O N E
Branchlets are densely arranged. 30 to 40 dark green leaves emerge from a single spur and appear as miniature star-shaped bursts. Arranged in a spiral, the leaf type is simple, the margin entire, the venation parallel.
At 3 to 6" in length and rounded, the folds of a mature female cone mimic the delicateness of a rose in bloom and the scales come apart just as easily.
T R U N K
A wide and stout trunk is greyish-light brown in appearance and becomes deeply textured and fissured with age. In youth, the crown is conical; in maturity it becomes flattened and broad.
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