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Cedrus atlantica f. glauca

Blue Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica f. glauca) SEE-druss at-LAN-tee-kah forma GLOK-ah Synonyms:  C. atlantica (Glauca Group) Genus:  Cedrus This stunning evergreen conifer can be a very large specimen tree (to over 100 feet) in the landscape. Its young, silvery foliage turns vivid glaucous blue as it ages; the sharply pointed leaves are arranged in whorls. Female cones are green and can be up to 4 inches long; they ripen slowly over 2 years to pale brown. This tree needs a lot of space to reach its majestic potential. Noteworthy Characteristics:  Silvery blue foliage. Fissured silvery gray bark. Native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Care:  Needs a sunny, open site. Tolerant of most soil types, but must be well-drained. Heavy snow can break branches. Propagation:  Before sowing in spring, pre-chill the seeds in moist conditions at 32° to 34°F for three weeks. Problems:  Tip blight, pinewood nematode, root rot, stem cankers, die back, scale insects, pine sawfly, mealybugs, and caterpillars are possibilities.


Height Over 30 ft. Spread Over 30 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun Only Moisture Dry Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Showy Foliage Foliage Color Evergreen Uses Specimen Plant/Focal Point Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Trees

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