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Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) potted tree, large, 9-inch-deep-pot, organic

$40.00

Family:  Pine (Pinaceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 9

Evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean and capable of reaching a height of 130 feet.  Mentioned 75 times in The Bible.  The strong and aromatic wood of this stately tree has been extensively used in construction, historically used for providing masts for the ships of the Phoenicians, framework for the pharonic tombs and King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem.  The bark was used medicinally for treating leprosy, and the heartwood is distilled to make an expensive healing essential oil.  Tree prefers full sun to part shade and is highly adaptable, growing in various soils.  One large individual that we planted on our farm in the early days was nearly consumed by goats, but bounced back (we used comfrey poultices) and is now over 100 feet tall, with an impressive spread of branches.  This tree is good energy no matter where it grows or how it is used.  We are glad to offer it up!

Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) potted tree, 9-inch-deep-pot, certified organically grown

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  1. Question

    Bobby Dunivan

    Cedar of Lebanon…how tall is the tree. I see the pot is 9 inches. When do the trees ship out? I live in Alvarado Texas…is this tree acceptable in this area? Thanks for your time.

    Bobby Dunivan

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Bobby, the trees are very much as pictured–in 9 inch deep pots and 18 inches to 2 feet tall. Cedar of Lebanon is widely adaptable. When you order, use the “order comments” field to indicate desired shipping week. We start shipping March 15th and that week is already overfull–maybe just make the order and we’ll ship as soon as possible in the spring. You’ll receive tracking to your e-mail when the trees go out. The Cedar of Lebanon are almost sold out–please hurry.
      Richo

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    • Bobby Dunivan (verified owner)

      Thanks Richo for the information. It was very helpful. I placed my order and hopefully my tree will be shipped out the week of March 15th. It is good to plant early here in Texas before the heat sets in. Thanks for your time.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      I marked your order to ship week of March 15th. r

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    • alex

      Would this be able to survive inside as a larger bonsai ?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Alex, Cedar of Lebanon is very hard to kill, it survives almost anywhere. If you want one that is tending toward bonsai, please indicate this using the “order comments” field at checkout. This is true of any special requests, if they are written on the actual order copy it is much more likely they will be accomplished. Richo

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  2. Question

    Johnston

    Cani get on your list for March shipping?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      we can set up the timing of shipment according to your request. It is extremely helpful to request your preferred week of shipment by using the order comments field at checkout.

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  3. Question

    Joe

    I bought three of these (Cedar of Lebanon) and it looks like they made the trip ok. Are they some specific “variety” or subspecies, or that’s unknown?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Joe,
      Glad you got your trees! No, we try to sell just the open-pollinated wild forms of things, not varietals.
      Richo

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    • Mike

      Richo, the Cedar of Lebanon has two subspecies, libani and stenocoma. What subspecies are you selling?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      I try to avoid the subspecies designations because the taxonomy is generally confused. There are definitely more than 2 subspecies and the “stenocoma” is more cold hardy and less apt to flatten the crown. If pushed, this is what I would call our plants: Cedrus libani subspecies stenocoma. Here’s more gobbledygoop:
      The Cedrus genus was formerly considered to include four species, but some authorities have reduced it to two, C. deodara of the Himalayas and C. libani (Cedar of Lebanon) of the Mediterranean. C. atlantica, the most common species used in landscaping is now considered to be a subspecies of C. libani (i.e., C. libani ssp. atlantica), or even just synonymous (van Gelderen and van Hoey Smith, 1996). Hence the common glauca (bluish) form may be named C. libani ssp. atlantica ‘Glauca’ or possibly even C. libani ‘Glauca’. However, it is likely that this popular tree will continue to be offered for some time in the nursery trade as C. atlantica ‘Glauca’.

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    • Carol Jeanne (verified owner)

      Excited to receive my 2 cedrus libani 2-3 weeks ago! Amazing packing job! Now notice some needles have white substance that is easily rubbed off. Is this a scale? What would be best treatment?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Carol, This is not a concern. Scale does not populate outdoor-propagated conifers–this is probably calcification from the water. r

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  4. Question

    Susan (verified owner)

    I just received my Cedrus libani and I’m wondering if I should plant it in a bigger pot for a while or just go ahead and plant it outside in it’s “final resting place”! I’m in south eastern Pennsylvania.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Susan,
      They’re outdoor hardy and ready to plant. Please unbind roots before planting and make sure it gets consistent water in the first year, so it will root in.
      Richo

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    Vickie

    How fast do they grow?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Vickie,
      In the realm of evergreen trees, Cedar of Lebanon is one of the fastest growing. The ones in the 9-inch-deep pots are already taking off for the year–they were the biggest ones from the potted population we had, I personally transplanted them, and they are bound to please.
      Richo

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    • Mia

      Can you send me a photo pls how these trees will look when mature?

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    • Pat Battle

      Do you need more than one to get seeds? Also how old do they need to be in order to set seeds.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      most foresters are going to recommend that you have several adult trees to produce a diverse enough seedbank for seed-saving. however these trees are self-fertile and our one very large cedar of lebanon makes seeds that do grow into trustworthy progeny. It takes at least a decade before they produce. I’m glad you underlined this offering, as we had it out of stock for most of the summer and don’t really have backup–when these sell out, it will be some years before we offer them again. i recommend getting while the getting’s good.

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