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Lebanon Cedar
Cedrus libani

This cedar is native to the Mediterranean region, but has been introduced into the United States where it is planted in parks and along streets. This evergreen tree can grow up to 40 m tall and is characterized by stiff, dark-green needles that can be up to 4 cm long. Ancient Egyptians used the sawdust and resin of this species in the process of mummification.

Habitat:Planted as an ornamental, growing best in full sun.
Growth Habit:Evergreen tree, growing 12-24 m tall or higher.
Presence in US:DC MD NY PA VA
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