Cedrus libani 'Beacon Hill' / Beacon Hill Cedar of Lebanon

Cedrus libani 'Beacon Hill' is a fast-growing, irregular-upright, monstrous tree form of Lebanon cedar with arched to weeping branches and strictly pendulous secondaries. Foliage consists of species-typical, long, dark-green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will probably measure 10 to 12 feet (3 - 4 m) tall with a similar spread. Keep in mind that results may vary greatly — it's a very unpredictable grower; no two specimens will look alike.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the mid 1960s by William Goddard, Floravista Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Beacon Hill is a large, well-known public park in downtown Victoria.

Cedrus libani 'Beacon Hill' — a 2002 accession in the New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx, NY; at the entrance to the Benenson Ornamental Conifer Collection (USDA Hardiness Zone 7a); photo from 2020.
Photo by Katherine Wagner-Reiss

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