Genus Pinus is the largest group of conifers in the world, one hundred and thirteen species all evergreen trees or shrubs. It is almost an entirely northern hemisphere genus. There is no fossil record in the southern hemisphere and only one species just crosses the equator in northern Sumatra. Pinus species have attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of two, three or five; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years.
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.