Cedrus libani 'PYRAMIDALIS'

Cedrus libani
Cedrus libani 'PYRAMIDALIS'
cedar of Lebanon
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized tree
LEAVES evergreen conifer
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
Hedging plants
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Cedar of Lebanon is the most popular cedar in our country as it combines two important features: it is fully hardy and has the typical, beautiful cedar shape. In this case, however, we are bringing you a rare variety called Pyramidalis. Difficult to guess what this cedar is all about, eh?

Pyramidalis cedar of Lebanon is a bushy growing plant of narrowly columnar habit or almost pyramidal shape when mature. It has short and glossy, deep green needles that are borne in whorls of 40-50. Being a specialty it is not listed in the world’s most respected encyclopedias. So the information about its size in maturity was gathered from enthusiasts who have been growing this rarity for years. It is expected to make about 12-15 m when 40-50 years old, climate conditions pending. It will be much slimmer than the species, still, leave a space of at least 4m in diameter for this tree. If your garden is too small you can easily control its size by pruning which cedars take very well. It can be done in early spring or in midsummer.

It grows reliably in almost any soil type, even chalky, just avoid too acidic locations. For the best results choose a sunny spot. Although cedar of Lebanon is a hardy species we do not recommend planting it in mountainous regions with prolonged winter periods or in frost pockets. If the needles are damaged by severe frosts the tree usually makes new ones in late spring. Hardy to approx. -27°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update 19-11-2011

  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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