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Cedrus libani - A.Rich.
                 
Common Name Cedar Of Lebanon
Family Pinaceae
USDA hardiness 5-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Forms forests at 1200 - 2000 metres[11].
Range N. Africa to W. Asia - Lebanon, Syria and Turkey.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Brown, Purple. Form: Pyramidal.

Cedrus libani Cedar Of Lebanon


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Physical Characteristics
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Cedrus libani is an evergreen Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 15 m (49ft) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Oct to November, and the seeds ripen from Oct to December. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. It cannot tolerate atmospheric pollution.

Synonyms
C. libanitica.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Canopy;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Manna.
Edible Uses:

A manna is obtained from the tree[2, 105]. No more details were given in the report.
Medicinal Uses


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Antiseptic;  Expectorant.

The leaves and the wood are antiseptic and expectorant. They act to disinfect the respiratory tract[254].
Other Uses
Essential;  Resin;  Wood.

An oil similar to turpentine is obtained from the wood[46, 61]. An essential oil from the wood is used in perfumery[61]. Wood - moderately hard, durable. Used for construction[1, 46, 61]. The wood is extremely durable and retains its delightful fragrance for many years[245].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Espalier, Pest tolerant, Specimen. Thrives on most soils, being very tolerant of chalk, dry sites and of drought when it is established[11, 81, 200]. Prefers a rich loam or a sandy clay in full sun[1]. Succeeds in warm dry areas with less than 40cm of rain a year, but also in areas with cool summers and up to 200cm of rain[200]. Very intolerant of atmospheric pollution[11, 81]. Small trees less than 50cm tall establish much quicker and better than taller trees, those more than 2 metres tall are difficult to establish[200]. Larger trees will check badly and hardly put on any growth for several years. This also badly affects root development and wind resistance[200]. Fairly slow growing, trees rarely average more than 30cm increase in height per year[185]. Trees can be very long lived, to 300 years or more[185]. There are several named varieties selected for their ornamental value[188]. Small male cones are formed on the lower branches of trees, whilst the larger female cones are formed on higher branches[238]. These female cones persist on the tree for 2 - 3 years before breaking up[238]. Trees are notably susceptible to honey fungus[81, 200]. The trees have a broad canopy and tend to hold any falling snow. This can lead to branches being broken by the weight of snow[81]. Special Features: Not North American native, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms.
Propagation
Seed - collect the cones in winter and keep in a warm room until they open[1]. Sow immediately in a cold frame[78]. One report says that a short cold stratification of one month improves germination rates[113]. Keep the seed pot moist, but be careful because the young seedlings are very prone to damp off, keep them well ventilated[113]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter and plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. Give them some protection from winter cold for their first winter or two outdoors[K]. Cuttings of terminal shoots can be tried in a frame in November but they are very difficult[113].

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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