Cedrus libani – Cedar of Lebanon (western Asia)
Habit: Initially strictly conical large tree with layers of extended branches, growing asymmetrically broad with a flattened crown, branches horizontal, lower ones reaching the ground; 15-20 (35) m tall and 6-10 (15-20) m wide.
Fruits: Ovoid, resinous cones, up to 10 cm long, aromatic fragrance.
Leaves: Dark green, coarse leaves, in clusters.
Roots: Deep roots with few laterals.
Demands: Full sun, takes well to heat, likes warmth, mostly frost hardy, does not need wind protection, good for urban environments.
Soil: Moderately dry to moist, slightly acidic to alkaline; all well-drained substrates with normal nutritional value.
Native habitat: In the high altitudes of the mountains of Lebanon, cedars grow next to varieties of Juniperus, Pinus and low Quercus.
Hardiness: Zone 7a