Cedrus (Cedar)

The genus Cedrus, commonly refered to as “true” cedars, hail from the mountains of the eastern Mediterranean and western Himalayas. Because wood from cedar trees is resinous and durable, even while in contact with moisture and soil. Ancient cultures utilized cedar wood for lumber to construct palaces, temples and ships. The species, including Cedrus atlantica (Atlas Cedar), C. deodara (Deodar Cedar), and C. libani (Cedar of Lebanon), can grow to massive dimensions. Iseli’s production is limited to smaller cultivars selected for landscape use, including weeping, columnar and dwarf forms. Give cedars well drained and dry soil in sunny sites in the landscape.

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