Cedrus Atlantica Glauca (Blue Atlas Cedar, Glauca Cedar)
A cone-shaped conifer with silvery white foliage that matures to glacial blue with age. It originates from the mountain forests of Morocco and Algeria.
Blue Atlas Cedar is popular because it can cope with dry and hot conditions better than most conifers. Often used as an ornamental or specimen tree, they can reach heights of 35m tall. The short needles grow in small clumps and branches produce fairly large oval-shaped cones which are a permanent feature on mature trees.
All conifers are known for their hardiness and resilience against the elements. We often think of them being heavily covered with snow during the winter, but they can look equally as bold and impressive against a bright blue summer sky. The size of conifers can vary from 100cm shrubs to 60m tall trees. In fact even a slow-growing miniature conifer may grow up to 3m (10ft) tall at maturity.
Latin Name: Cedrus Atlantica Glauca
English Name: Blue Atlas Cedar, Glauca Cedar
Genus: Cedrus (Cedar)
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage: Blue and Silver.
Flower: Brown Oval Cones.
Flowering Period: Autumn.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-drained. Chalk. Clay. Sand. Loam.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Exposed or Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H6)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -20 °C to -15 °C (-4 °F to 5 °F)
Suggested Uses: Ornamental, Specimen, Showcase, Architectural.
Maintenance: No pruning required. Needs plenty of open space to reach full growth potential.
Growth Habit: Pointed Oval, Spreading/Branched.
Growth Speed: Medium (25cm to 75cm per year).
Starting Height: 175cm to 300cm (5.7 ft to 9.9 ft)
Final Height: 35m (115 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 100cm to 200cm (3.3 ft to 6.6 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 500cm to 800cm (16.4 ft to 26.3 ft)
Pot Included: 30 Litre Plastic Pot to 110 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 200cm to 350cm (6.6 ft to 11.5 ft)
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