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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
  • Needles range from greenish-blue to intense blue
  • Long, blunt, soft needles are loosely spaced along twigs
  • Cylindrical cones are held upright
  • Unique, blue, stand-alone specimen

Interesting Notes:

Frequently mistaken for a 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 established in the landscape. Damage or stem breakage may occur in the 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

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Habit

Conical
Upright

Foliage Color

Blue

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'

Picea pungens 'Snowkiss'

Picea pungens 'Snowkiss'

Snowkiss Blue Spruce

Cedrus deodara

Cedrus deodara

Deodar Cedar

Picea pungens 'Hoopsii'

Picea pungens 'Hoopsii'

Hoopsii Colorado Blue Spruce