The Cedar of Lebanon has long been in cultivation and is a tree of historical importance. It is thought to have been introduced about 1638. In 1975 there is a report of an original planting in 1646 at Childrey Rectory, Wantage in Berkshire. Cedrus libani, native to Lebanon, Syria and neighbouring Turkey, is a majestic tree with horizontal upper branches. It has been widely planted in estates and parks and was granted an Award of Garden Merit in 1984 - a large garden!! The barrel-shaped cones are 3-5" tall by 2" wide, purple-grey and erect. They disintegrate during the autumn and winter.