|The cultivar, 'Decidua' is a graceful cedar that has a conical shape and long, stiff needles with barrel-shaped cones. It has congested branches and is most easily recognized in winter when it loses many of its needles. It enjoys cool temperate climates and full sun.
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.