A picture of a Cedrus

Cedrus

Cedrus spp.

Pedrengo cedro nel parco Frizzoni by Luigi Chiesa (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

5m

Min

4m

25 years to reach maturity

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Cedrus Overview

Cedrus is a genus containing just 3 species in the Pinaceae family. They are evergreen, coniferous trees native to mountainous forests in the West Himalayas and the Mediterranean, with leaves that are reduced to needles measuring between 8-60mm long. Foliage is blue-grey, the leaves are arranged on short stalks in clusters and cones are produced at the tips of short shoots. Trees grow tall, 30-40 metres high and the branches spread wide, meaning this genus has high spatial requirements and should be given plenty of room.

How to propagate Cedrus

Cuttings

Semi-hardwood cuttings are recommended.

Seed

Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).

Special features of Cedrus

Attractive leaves