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Cedrus deodara var. viridis Carr
Cedrus libani 'Viridis'

Ultimately a large tree with thinner needles and less pendulous branches than the species. The slender needles are conspiciously glossy dark green. It was cultivated in the United Kingdom before 1850 and in commerce in North America by the 1920s, perhaps earlier (Jacobson 1996). Alan Mitchell considered that trees fitting the parameters of ‘Viridis’ probably arrived with the original introduction of the species and have been raised from subsequent seed batches, too. It has occasionally been misapplied to C. libani. (Clarke 1988; Auders & Spicer 2012).


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