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Cedrus atlantica (Glauca Group) 'Glauca' (Atlas Cedar)

Atlas Cedar 'Glauca', Blue Atlas Cedar 'Glauca'


Highly popular, Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca' (Atlas Cedar) is a large evergreen coniferous tree of conical habit and sparsely branched when young, but develops into a dense and broad pyramid over time. Its stiff, ascending branches are beautifully covered with clusters of short, silver-blue needles, adding charm to this picturesque tree. Fast growing, 12-24 in. per year (30-60 cm), this Atlas Cedar is a magnificent sight in the landscape. Heat and drought tolerant, it needs space to reach full potential and spread its feathery, blue boughs.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 40-60 ft. tall (12-18 m) and 30-40 ft. wide (9-12 m).
  • Performs best in full sun in medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerant of hot and humid summers. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Easy to grow, easy to care for .
  • No pruning required.
  • Native to the Atlas Mountains in northern Africa.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Cedrus - Cedars
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 40' – 60' (12m – 18m)
Spread 30' – 40' (9m – 12m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Cedrus - Cedars
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 40' – 60' (12m – 18m)
Spread 30' – 40' (9m – 12m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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