Botanical Name: Cedrus libani
Common Name: Cedar Of Lebanon  
Plant photo of: Cedrus libani
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Check the soil's moisture level before watering.

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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Conifer


Height Range

25-40', 40-60'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color

Brown, Grey


Fruit Color



Fruit Season

Winter, Fall







Growth Rate



Soil Type

Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Formal, Mediterranean, Ranch, Woodland


Accenting Features

Silhouette, Specimen


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Lawn


Special Uses

Screen, Wind Break, Shade Tree


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: Connon Nursery, JJ Neilso
  • Description

  • Notes

Cedar of Lebanon is a large evergreen conifer, growing 40 to 60 feet tall and 25 to 50 feet wide, though it will do so slowly. It has a pyramidal form in its youth spreading out and becoming more flat topped as it ages. The needles are a dark green; 3-inch long cones are purple-brown; and bark is a warm grey-brown. This is a very larg tree and needs to be planted where it will have ample room.
Plant in full sun and well drained soil. Prefers a deep, loamy-clay soil. Intolerant of shade. Does well in dry, arid climates. Somewhat difficult to transplant which may account for it being not more available. Cedar of Lebanon is very cold hardy, listed as USDA Zone 5, and rated as hardy to -15 to 25F.