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Cedar of Lebanon

Cedrus libani     Fr: Cèdre

This cedar also grows to about 40 m. It has a distinctive flattened-round shape and wide branches with flattened foliage. Similar to the Atlas cedar, the cedar of Lebanon came from the mountains of Lebanon and Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean and was planted in Southern Europe as an ornamental tree.

Shape

broad and conical, developing a distinctive flat-topped appearance with wide-spread branches.

Bark

smooth and dark gray; cracked and scaled with age. The base of the trunk is often buttressed.

Leaves. 2-3 mm, dark green, growing in tufts of 10-20 short spurs.

Cones

Female cones are 7-12 cm, barrel-shaped with a hollow tip.

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