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Cedrus deodara ‘Aurea’
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Zones 5-10, 14-24, 32
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Cedrus brevifolia

Cyprus (or Cyprian) Cedar
Pinaceae
Evergreen, Trees

CEDRUS

From the Atlas Mountains of North Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, and the Himalayas. These, the true cedars, are among the most widely grown conifers in Western gardens. Cedars bear needles in tufted clusters. Cone scales, like those of firs (Abies), fall from the tree, leaving a spiky core behind. Male catkins produce prodigious amounts of pollen that may cover you with yellow dust on a windy day.

Plant in deep, well-drained soil. All species are deep rooted and drought-tolerant once established. Some botanists contend that the several Mediterranean species are just geographic variants of a single species.

Cedrus brevifolia

Native to Cyprus. Resembles C. libani but is smaller (to 50 ft. tall and 40 ft. wide) with shorter needles (1/4–1/2 in.) and smaller cones. Sometimes considered a variety of C. libani. Very slow growing.

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