Cedrus - cedar - are large evergreen conifers with needle like leaves spiral shoots. They have cones that break up and release seeds whilst still attached to the tree. Some species have a spreading habit or an upright habit. Cedrus can grow up to 12 meters tall and 8 meters wide and will need a lot of space to reach its full potential and this can take 50 years or more. Cedar are very hardy and best used as low maintenance tree or a feature conifer.