Cedrus brevifolia 'Kenwith' / Kenwith Cypriot cedar

Cedrus brevifolia 'Kenwith' is a miniature, congested, upright-growing selection of Cypriot cedar with an open, bonsai-like branching structure and tiny, dark-green needles that tend to be more concentrated at the branch tips. After 10 years of growth a mature specimen will only be about 12 inches (30 cm) tall and two-thirds as wide, suggesting a growth rate of less than 1 inch (2.5 cm) per year.

This cultivar was introduced by Gordon Haddow in the early 1980s and introduced to the nursery trade by Kenwith Nursery, Bideford, United Kingdom shortly thereafter. 'Kenwith' was one of three plants selected in 2012 for the ACS Collectors Conifer of the Year program.

Cedrus brevifolia 'Kenwith' at Henksgarden Nursery, Son, The Netherlands.
Photo by Henk van Kempen


Victoria Ducheneaux

Is brevifolia a subspecies of libani? Iseli lists this as Cedrus libani subsp brevifolia 'Kenwith'.