The Hardy Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani stenocoma) is a subspecies of the more famous Cedar of Lebanon. It is native to the Taurus mountains in southwestern Turkey and has a winter hardiness that makes it easier than the Cedar of Lebanon to grow in the Eastern United States. The tree is also more upright, has shorter needles and a narrower cone. Needles range in color from green to blue-green, but are generally dark green in summer. The tree was first grown in this country at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston which received seeds from this tree in 1902. The Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia has a Hardy Cedar of Lebanon which may have originated from these seeds and the same may be true for the tree in Marquand Park. Description of Cedars of Lebanon trees from the time Marquand Park was being developed around 1850, probably refer to the Cedar of Lebanon rather than the Hardy Cedar of Lebanon.