Cedrus libani ‘May’
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.
Cedrus libani ‘May’ is a slow-growing form of Lebanon cedar which develops a broadly conical outline with age. This majestic looking tree bears beautiful yellow cones which stand out against its green needles. Due to it being a slow growing cedar, it could suit a smaller garden. Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Green needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 8-12m.
Ultimate Spread: 4-8m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.