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