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Cedrus libani

The majestic cedar of Lebanon is native to the Near East, including Turkey, Syria and of course Lebanon. It is very slow-growing but will eventually reach a great height (24m-30m), becoming an impressive feature in the landscape. It is also very long-lived, readily reaching 200-300 years.

This species is listed as "vulnerable" by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and recently scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh started a project in collaboration with the University of Beirut to raise seedlings of this iconic species.

Cedrus libani evergreen trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £44.95
    In a 7L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


How to grow

The cedar of Lebanon can be grown in most areas of the UK, but does best in warmer drier areas with good soils.

Cedrus libani characteristics

  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Attractive featuresAttractive tree / plant
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
  • Leaf colour - summerGrey-green
  • PruningDo not prune
  • Growth rateSlow
  • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional drought
  • BarkBrown - light
  • Annual cycleEvergreen
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Cedrus Libani cedar tree