BONSAI - LEBANON CEDAR Cedrus Libani
Bonsai is a Japanese word, and translated it means “planted in a container”. This art form is derived from an ancient Chinese horticultural practice, and was redeveloped under the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism.
The goal of growing a Bonsai is to create a miniaturized representation of nature in the form of a tree.
Growing Bonsai from seeds gives you complete growth control from the earliest stage possible. It can be very rewarding to see your miniature tree develop into maturity!
We select our Bonsai seeds according to plants that perform well in this art form.
Cedrus libani, the cedar of Lebanon or Lebanese cedar, is a species of tree in the pine family Pinaceae, native to the mountains of the Eastern Mediterranean basin. It is a large evergreen conifer that has great religious and historical significance in the cultures of the Middle East, and is referenced many times in the literature of ancient civilisations. It is the national emblem of Lebanon and is widely used as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens.
Hardiness zones: 5-9
Location: Sun or part
Uses: Bonsai, or standard garden (non-Bonsai) use
Seeds per pack: 3
Germination: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours. Obtain a sterile seed-start mix, and place 1-2 seeds in each pot, and lightly cover it with soil. Water thoroughly. No cold treatment is required. Place the pots in a warm, sunny spot. You should see the first sign of germination within the next few days or weeks, depending on the variety. Generally a 10-60 day range is normal for the first signs of growth. When the seedlings are about 5cm (2") tall, remove any additional plants and leave only the strongest seedling in each pot. The removed seedlings can be planted in a garden or elsewhere if desired.