Cedrus libani 'Green Prince' / Green Prince Lebanon cedar

Cedrus libani 'Green Prince' is a very dwarf, irregular growing selection of Lebanon cedar. Its rich green foliage is shorter than the type and very dense, hiding the shoots. It's branching has the same horizontal growth pattern as does the mature species, making it an excellent candidate for Bonsai work. Normal rate of growth in most areas is 2 to 4 inches (5 - 10 cm) per year, resulting in a small tree 3 feet (1 m) tall and somewhat broader after 10 years in the garden.

Wells Nursery of Mt. Vernon, Washington is credited with the origin and introduction of this cultivar in the late 1960s. Note that another dwarf Cedrus libani, 'Green Knight' is known in the nursery trade, but it is not a unique cultivar. It is believed to be an error in nomenclature that has persisted over many years.

Attribution from: Derek Spicer and Aris Auders; RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers; ©2012 Kingsblue Publishing

Cedrus libani
Photo by Sandra McLean Cutler
Cedrus libani
Photo by Sandra McLean Cutler
Cedrus libani
Photo by Sandra McLean Cutler
Cedrus libani 'Green Prince' Photographed by David in his Kansas garden, USA during October 2006.
Photo by David Stegmaier
Cedrus libani Green Prince
Photo by Will Fletcher

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