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Cedrus atlantica ☼ full sun ❅hardy ★ Award ✿evergreen

Cedrus atlantica ☼ full sun ❅hardy ★ Award ✿evergreen  (Cedrus atlantica)

Preferred common nameAtlas cedar

Cedrus are large evergreen trees with needle-like leaves arranged spirally on young shoots, and in whorls on short spur-like side-shoots; ovoid cones break up to release the seeds while still attached to the tree

Glauca Group are large evergreen conifers, at first conical, later developing a broad crown, with spreading branches bearing silvery blue-green needles to 2.5cm, long, and ovoid cones to 9cm. Variable, and good blue-leaved forms should be sought

Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'
Cedrus atlantica var. glauca
Cedrus libani subsp. atlantica 'Glauca'
Cedrus libani subsp. atlantica Glauca Group
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How to growSunlight
Full sun Aspect
South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
Exposed or Sheltered
Good specimen tree but needs space to reach full potential. Grow in any well-drained soil
Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural or Low Maintenance

How to carePruning
No pruning required

Can get aphids
Generally disease free but susceptible to honey fungus

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Lovely colour and structure.

7 Feb, 2013


I love the silvery blue colour :o)

7 Feb, 2013


Thank you very much bTerra, Tracey and Klahanie :)

7 Feb, 2013


A beautiful blue....

7 Feb, 2013


Thank you Dottydaisy :)

8 Feb, 2013



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