Dwarf, shrubby, slow-growing, the branches eventually hanging downwards. Arnold Arboretum, USA. subsp. stenocoma O. Schwarz is said to be conical at first, becoming columnar and flat-topped, also intermediate in leaf and cone sizes between typical c. libani and c. atlantica. However, recent research on the floras of Cyprus and Turkey refer to this distinction as unclear and therefore of doubtful value.