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Post  bonsaisr on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:12 pm

Does anyone happen to know the origin of Cedrus libani 'Green Prince?'
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Post  Tarek (from Lebanon) on Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:00 pm

Well I am Lebanese and most Lebanese people are proud of their Lebanese Cedar, however my information says that the biggest concentration of
Cedars is in Turkey. It is called Lebanese because it was first classified here.
I am not sure if that helps Smile

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Post  bonsaisr on Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:31 pm

Thank you. I am familiar with the species. It is found in Israel at higher elevations, like Mt. Hermon, & mentioned in the Bible. However, I am looking for the origin of a particular cultivar, 'Green Prince.'
Do you have a cedar bonsai? They are very elegant.
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Post  bonsaisr on Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:04 am

A little more Googling revealed that 'Green Prince' is actually a cultivar of Cedrus libani var. atlantica, or Cedrus atlantica, the Atlas cedar. Anybody have further information?
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Post  Auballagh on Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:19 am

This cultivar sounds like a hybrid cross between C. libani and C. atlantica. I have two C. libani (one is a 'nana') and a single C. atlantica. I've noted that the C. atlantica is definitely tougher stock for bonsai cultivation, but the needles on the Atlas are not as green and are longer/courser than the C. libani. I keep the Cedrus because they seem to handle the weather in Hampton Roads just fine - I can't keep a Japanese White Pine alive here, the summer's have proven to be just too hot and humid for them, I suspect. Embarassed
At Zone 8, cold is not a problem for any of my Cedrus here either with a little over-winter protection I provide for them.
Hopefully the C. libani/atlantica cultivar you are interested in has some of that 'hybrid vigor' these unusual crosses can sometimes develop?

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Post  0soyoung on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:56 am

bonsaisr wrote:A little more Googling revealed that 'Green Prince' is actually a cultivar of Cedrus libani var. atlantica, or Cedrus atlantica, the Atlas cedar. Anybody have further information?
Iris

It is a dwarf. I have one and a couple of Atlas cedars. They are both cedars, but beyond that quite different. More likely its origin was as a broom on a cedar of Lebanon than anything to do with Atlas cedar (IMHO What a Face ).

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