Cedrus libani 'Blue Angel' / Blue Angel cedar of Lebanon

Cedrus libani 'Blue Angel' is a robust, upright, tree-form of cedar of Lebanon with and overall open structure, somewhat twisted and pendant branches and twigs, and powder-blue needles that are exceptionally long for this species. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 feet (3.5 m) tall and 4 feet (1.2 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 12 inches (30 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling, selected and introduced by Gene Schiedel of Scheidel Nursery in Aurora, Oregon. It has also been known as 'Schiedel's Weeping', which was probably a provisional name that was replaced at some point.

Cedrus libani 'Blue Angel' in a private garden in Hagerstown, Maryland. This specimen was 11 years old when the photo was taken in 2021.
Photo by Nelson Haje
Cedrus libani 'Blue Angel' — a closeup of foliage and seed cone detail.
Photo by Nelson Haje
Cedrus libani 'Blue Angel' in a nursery production field in Oregon.
Photo by Russell's Nursery, inc.
Cedrus libani 'Blue Angel' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Sam Pratt, courtesy of Conifer Kingdom, inc.


Paige Wolfe

How tolerant of soil salinity is the Cedrus libani 'Blue Angel'? Our water source can be quite high in saline in low water years.