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Cultural Details for Cedrus libani var. stenocoma

Common Name:
Hardy Cedar of Lebanon

Growth Rate:
12" or less

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Not showy, small, yellow-brown with purplish center.

Fruit Details:
Upright, solitary, barrel-shaped, stalked cones. 3-5" long by 2-2.5" across.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Gray-brown to brown forming a pebble-like appearance on old trunks.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
No serious problems

Native Habitat:
Asia Minor, best known for its historic stands in Lebanon, but attaining maximum size in Turkey.

Other Features:
Extremely hardy form and more stiff and rigid than the species. A stately tree.

Culture and Care:
Somewhat difficult to transplant. Needs a good, deep, well-drained loam, Pollution-free dry atmosphere, open, sunny, spacious location (intolerant of shade). Var.stenocoma is the hardiest of the species (has withstood –15 to –25 F).

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
5350, 5390, 5440, 8745

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.