The Lebanon cedar
The Lebanon cedar (Cedrus libani
) is a conifer that originates from, as its name might suggest, Lebanon and surrounding areas in the Middle East. Original old growth groves of this tree, that is mentioned in the Bible, are now very rare. This tree can live for thousands of years and became a popular exotic specimen tree in European landscape gardens in the 18th, 19th century.
80 Lebanon cedars (Cedrus libani
) in 11 different countries are registered here.
Subspecies, varieties, and cultivars