|C. libani is a slow growing evergreen, reaching 40-60 feet tall after 40-70 years. It is a very impressive tree, with a large trunk, wide spreading branches and a flat topped crown. Bark is grayish brown with a speckled appearance. Male flowers are erect catkins, yellow brown, cones are purplish, and somewhat resinous. Foliage is dark to bright green. Prefers a well drained sunny location, and requires a pollution free environment. Not seriously bothered by pests. It is simply one of the most beautiful, picturesque evergreen specimen trees. Native to Lebanon, Turkey. Various cultivars are available.