Adress
Botanical Garden Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode
GPS coordinates :
50.8549 , 4.3642
Botanical Walk

Identity

Category :
Arbre remarquable
Latin name :
Cedrus libani
French name :
Cèdre du Liban
Dutch name :
Libanonceder
English name :
Cedar of Lebanon
Family :
Pinaceae
Height :
-
Targeted height :
This species can grow up to 40 m
Diameter of the crown :
-
Trunk circumference :
-
Expected circumference :
700 cm
Expected longevity :
Can live for 300–500 years
Origin / Indigenous
North Africa, Asia Minor
Favorite soil :
Well drained soils
Favorite climate
Sensitive to frost in the early years
Collection of the Belgian Federal State on permanent loan to the Meise Botanical Garden: Mouillefert, Traité des arbres et arbrissaux, Atlas, pl. 27ter, 1892-1898

Features and characters of the individual

This conifer belongs to a species that was threatened with extinction at the end of the 17th century. Its solid, rot-resistant wood was used extensively for constructing temples, pyramids and ships. Its majestic silhouette, with its layers of ample branches, is what saved the species. Seduced by the tree’s beauty (and its fragrance), Europeans planted them in many parks in the 18th and 19th centuries as ornamental trees. This specimen here knew the gardens back when it was the Jardin Botanique National (National Botanic Garden).

Photo collection: © Priscille Cazin Zerolutions / 32shoot asbl
Photo: © Priscille Cazin - Zerolutions / 32shoot asbl
Photo: © Priscille Cazin - Zerolutions / 32shoot asbl
Photo: © Priscille Cazin - Zerolutions / 32shoot asbl
Photo: © Priscille Cazin - Zerolutions / 32shoot asbl
Photo: © Priscille Cazin - Zerolutions / 32shoot asbl