Genus Cedrus is a genus of coniferous trees in the plant family Pinaceae. They are native to the mountains of the western Himalayas and the Mediterranean region, occurring at altitudes of 1,500–3,200m in the Himalayas and 1,000–2,200m in the Mediterranean. These large evergreen trees have needle-like leaves arranged spirally on young shoots, and in whorls on short spur-like side-shoots; ovoid cones break up to release the seeds while still attached to the tree.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, the Blue Angel Cedar of Lebanon is a highly unique form of cedar with an irregular, weeping formation, it is fairly fast growing, up to 40cm a year. There is a central leader with horizontal branches that droop on the ends. This tree obtained its name as a result of the dramatic silhouette of an angel’s wings. The powder-blue foliage becomes more intense with age.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Shade/sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Blue - green needles. Pot Size: 3 litre. Ultimate Height: 2.5m. Ultimate Spread: 1.5m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: This specimen will grow well in all soils, but needs good drainage and moisture. Prefers some shelter from major exposure and also likes to be positioned in a sunny spot if possible, but not essential.