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Dwarf Cedar of Lebanon*

Cedrus libani 'Nana'

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Dwarf Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani 'Nana') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Dwarf Cedar of Lebanon

Dwarf Cedar of Lebanon

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Dwarf Lebanese Cedar

Description:

A spectacular large shrub featuring beautiful dense horizontal branching with stunning bright green new foliage, like a compact garden-scale version of the species; ideal for form and texture in the shrub garden and worth seeking out

Ornamental Features

The Dwarf Cedar of Lebanon has attractive grayish green foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

The Dwarf Cedar of Lebanon is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

The Dwarf Cedar of Lebanon is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

The Dwarf Cedar of Lebanon will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage shrub for future generations!

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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