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Cedrus libani

Cedrus libani has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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

    Sorry we have not produced any trees of this variety this season.

    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

    • Gardening skillAverage
    • AwardsRHS AGM (current) - 1993
    • Attractive featuresAttractive tree / plant
    • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
    • Height after 10 years5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
    • PruningDo not prune
    • Growth rateSlow
    • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional drought
    • WildlifeAttractive to birds
    • Leaf colourGrey-green
    • BarkBrown - light
    • Annual cycleEvergreen

    What will it look like?

    Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

    Cedrus Libani cedar tree