Suitable Trees: Cedar

A Cedar of Lebanon and Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria)

There are throughout the world many species termed 'Cedar'. This section of the primer will concentrate on the three species belonging to the genus Cedrus, Cedrus Atlantica, Deodar, and Lebani, all native to the middle east.

Probably the first thing that springs to my mind about cedars is that they have, when in a pot, quite weak root systems. The roots themselves being rather fleshy, are prone to damage by frost, so the trees must be sheltered when conditions demand it.

As with all conifers they will do better in a more open, grittier soil than their deciduous counteparts.

Suitable Styles

All upright styles except Broom

Allen. C. Roffey 14:21 06/02/98