dark greyish black bark, scaly, twigs have downy hair
needles, blue-green, 2 - 2.5 cm
barrel-shaped cones, 5 - 7 cm long, turning from green to brown
solitary in parks and large gardens
all, provided well-permeable and not too moist
Устойчивость к ветру:
Lalande, Nantes, France, 1885
A densely branched cedar that grows straight upwards. The branches slant upwards, keeping the crown pyramidal, making this tree well-suited for small spaces. This is the biggest difference with C. libani subsp. atlantica. The trunk is first grey and smooth but becomes rougher as the tree ages. Later, the bark flakes off in small plates, revealing the reddish brown bark. The branches are dense and close together, twigs are first greyish green to greyish brown but turn grey in the second year. The needles, 2 - 2.5 cm long, grow in bundles of 20 - 40 together. They are a remarkable greyish blue colour. Upright cones appear in autumn. Young cones are green but turn purplish brown to brown later. This cedar requires ample sun and is highly tolerant of air pollution.