Cedrus libani 'Home Park' / Home Park Lebanon cedar
Cedrus libani'Home Park' is a dwarf, spreading selection of Lebanon cedar with flattened, layered branching that nod downward at the tips. Needles are a bit shorter than typical and light-green in color. After 10 years or growth, a mature specimen will measure 12 inches (30 cm) high and 30 inches (75 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm), significantly more outward than up.
As is true with all cultivars within this species, best results result from siting plants in full sun and extremely well-drained soil. In parts of the world where springs are exceptionally cool and wet and generally experience high humidity, fungal diseases can become a problem.
This conifer originated as a witch's broom found in The Great Park of Windsor Castle, United Kingdom. It is unknown if any one individual is responsible for finding the original mother broom or who introduced it into the nursery trade.
Cedrus libani 'Home Park' — a young specimen in a nursery display garden in The Netherlands.
Photo by Herman Geers nursery, Boskoop, The Netherlands
Cedrus libani 'Home Park' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Sam Pratt