Cedar & Arborvitae Cedar & Arborvitae Talking about cedars and arborvitae is somewhat confusing because many of the trees we call "cedar" are actually junipers, arborvitae or some other species altogether. We have therefore chosen to group all of these trees into one "Cedar & Arborvitae" category. Click on one of the pictures or names below for more information.
Cedrus atlantica, the Atlas cedar, is a cedar native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, to the Rif, and to the Tell Atlas in Algeria. A majority of the modern sources treat it as a distinct species Cedrus atlantica, but some sources consider it a subspecies of Lebanon cedar.
Cedrus libani, commonly known as the Cedar of Lebanon or Lebanon cedar, is a species of cedar native to the mountains of the Eastern Mediterranean basin. It is an evergreen conifer that can reach 40 m (130 ft) in height. It is the national emblem of Lebanon and is widely used as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens.