In the Garden
Native to many parts of the middle east, Cedrus libani occurs naturally at altitudes of 1,000-2,000m. This is a large stately evergreen, with a massive trunk when mature, and wide-sweeping, sometimes upright branches (more often horizontal) which originate on the lower trunk. Dark green needles and cones, which are held upright above the foliage, add to the impressive appearance and make this a great feature tree for a larger garden.
Growing in the mountains this tree has great frost tolerance whilst also being extremely drought tolerant. It will grow well in all of Australia except the very far north and is suitable for a wide range of soil types. For best growth this species should be placed in full sun.