List of plants known as cedar

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Cedar is part of the English common name of many trees and other plants, particularly those of the genus Cedrus.

Some botanical authorities consider the Old-World Cedrus the only "true cedars".[1][2] Many other species worldwide with similarly aromatic wood, including several species of genera Calocedrus, Thuja, and Chamaecyparis in the Pacific Northwest of North America, are referred to as "false cedars".[3]

Plants called "cedar" include:

Family Pinaceae

  • Cedrus, common English name cedar, a genus of coniferous trees in the plant family Pinaceae
  • Pinus sibirica, the Siberian pine, occasionally erroneously referred to as "Siberian cedar"

Family Cupressaceae


Family Meliaceae


Other families



  1. ^ "Cedrus - The True Cedars". U.S. Forest Service.
  2. ^ "Cedar Confusion". The Wood Database. Retrieved 2023-11-27.
  3. ^ "False Cedars (Calocedrus, Thuja, Chamaecyparis)". Oregon State University.