Cedar of Lebanon Tree Seeds–15 Count

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Cedar of Lebanon Tree Seeds–15 Count

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Cedar of Lebanon – 15 Count
Cedrus libani var. stenocoma
Cedar of Lebanon, Cedar-Of-Lebanon, Lebanon Cedar, Bible Cedar, Cedar of God

Description: Large planted, cone-bearing, evergreen tree with straight, stout trunk and narrow, pointed crown, becoming irregular and broad or flattened with spreading, horizontal branches.
Height: 80 feet (24 m).
Diameter: 3 feet (0.9 m).
Form: Pyramidal in youth; dense; flat topped, horizontally spreading branches with age; thick massive trunk; picturesque
Needles: evergreen; 1 to 1.25 (2.5 to 3 cm) long. 10 to 15 clustered and crowded on spurs or alternate on leading twigs; 3-angled; mostly dark green.
Bark: dark gray, becoming thick and furrowed into scaly plates.
Twigs: abundant, spreading, long and stout, mostly hairless or slightly hairy, with many spurs or short side twigs.
Cones: 3 to 4.5 (7.5 to 11 cm) long, 1.75 to 2.5 (4.5 to 6 cm) in diameter; barrel-shaped with flat top, reddish-brown, upright, almost stalkless, resinous; composed of many hard cone-scales; maturing in second year, axis remaining attached; paired minor-winged seeds.
Habitat: Moist soils in parks and gardens and around homes; in temperate regions.
USDA Zones: 4b – 10 a
Range: Native of Asia Minor from S. Turkey to Lebanon and Syria at high altitudes. Planted mainly in SE. United States and on Pacific Coast; a hardy variety also in Northeast. Originally native to Asia Minor. Currently found in "the Jebel Alaonite mountains in Syria, and Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon in Lebanon, where it is now very rare, there are about 2000-3000 hectares of forests of this species natively, but it is still plentiful in the Taurus and Cilician Taurus in Turkey. It grows between 1300 and 2100 m elevation. Quite hardy, this light-demanding and calciphile species grows slow to medium.
Propagation: Propagate cedar of Lebanon from seed. Named cultivars must be grafted. Cedar of Lebanon is difficult to propagate from cuttings.
Usage: The cedars make majestic specimen trees for parks, estates and larger lawns. A mature cedar of Lebanon, especially one with multiple leaders, will be as wide as it is tall, and a truly picturesque specimen. The cedar of Lebanon has thick, deeply furrowed dark gray to black bark.
Features: The taxonomy of the genus Cedrus is debated by the botanists. Depending on who you believe, you can recognize one, two or four species. The splitters recognize Cyprus cedar (Cedrus brevifolia), cedar of Lebanon, deodar cedar (C. deodar), and Atlas cedar. There are no fewer than 18 distinct references to cedar of Lebanon in the Bible; King Solomon's Temple was built from cedar of Lebanon timbers. Even today the stands of cedars in Lebanon, although they have been much reduced by over harvesting, are held in special esteem by the Arabs.
Discussion: Cedar-of-Lebanon is a handsome, picturesque ornamental. Developing large cones often are conspicuous on lower branches. Its association with the Bible and the Holy Land make this species of special interest. The fragrant durable wood is used for construction timbers, lumber, furniture, and paneling in its native lands. The northeastern range was extended by collecting seed from native trees at their highest altitude. Lebanon cedar information tells us that these conifers are native to Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. In yesteryear, vast forests of Lebanon cedar trees covered these regions, but today they are largely gone. However, people around the world began growing cedar of Lebanon trees for their grace and beauty. Lebanon cedar trees have thick trunks and stout branches too. Younger trees are shaped like pyramids, but the crown of a Lebanon cedar tree flattens as it ages. Mature trees also have bark that is cracked and fissured. You’ll have to be patient if you want to start growing cedar of Lebanon. The trees don’t even flower until they are 25 or 30 years old, which means that until that time, they do not reproduce. Once they begin to flower, they produce unisex catkins, 2-inches long and reddish in color; in time, the cones grow to 5 inches long, standing up like candles on the branches. The cones are light green until they mature, when they become brown. Their scales each contain two winged seeds that are carried away by the wind.

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Steve_Haak_d1d671 on Jun 15, 2018
1 stars

Purchased monkey puzzle tree seeds. They arrived on time and in acceptable packaging, but the seeds are way too tiny. This type of tree produces large seeds, usually 1.5 to 2 inches in length. The seeds I received where not even 1/16 of an inch. Emailed seller twice regarding my surprise and concern and have not received a response. My recommendation: Find another seller.

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