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Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

More About Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'

  • Loose pyramid when young, flat-topped when mature
  • Ranging from greenish-blue to intense blue
  • Long, blunt soft needles loosely spaced along twigs
  • Cylindrical cones held upright
  • Unique blue stand-alone specimen

Interesting Notes:

Frequently mistaken for "Some kind of Blue Larch?"

Zone:

6

Height:

10-12 m

Spread:

5-6 m
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Blue Atlas Cedar Growing and Maintenance Tips

Somewhat drought tolerant, once it becomes established in a landscape. Damage/stem breakage may occur in winter from ice and snow accumulation. Protection (burlap wrap) from drying winter winds is recommended for young plants in an exposed location.


Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca' Characteristics

Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Full Sun
Full Sun

Habit

Conical
Upright

Growth Rate

Slow

Foliage Color

Blue

Landscape uses

Specimen

Soil Moisture

Well Drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Suitable Substitutions for Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'

Columnar Blue Atlas Cedar Columnar Blue Atlas Cedar
(Cedrus atlantica 'Fastigiata')
Hoopsii Colorado Blue Spruce Hoopsii Colorado Blue Spruce
(Picea pungens 'Hoopsii')
Snowkiss Blue Spruce Snowkiss Blue Spruce
(Picea pungens 'Snowkiss')
Deodar Cedar Deodar Cedar
(Cedrus deodara)