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Cedrus atlantica

Atlas Cedar

Pronunciation
SEE-drus at-LAN-tic-uh
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Family
Genus
Nativity

Algeria and Morocco on the Atlas Mountains

Growth Habit

Unique habit with horizontal branching and a wide, flat-topped crown at maturity.

Hardiness
6
Culture

Full sun to part shade, moist, well-drained soils, preferably loamy and acidic.

Landscape Use

Specimen tree that should be given adequate space to grow. Stunning especially as a solitary tree when viewed from a distance.

Foliage

Short blue-green needles are arranged in whorled clusters that are borne on spurs.

Bark

Gray bark with vertical and horizontal fissures.

Flower

Monoecious. Male and female reproductive structures are erect cones.

Fruit

Cones are 2.25 to 4 inches long and are brown at maturity.

Propagation

Seeds, grafting.

Pests
None serious.
Cultivars

'Glauca' - Blue Atlas Cedar, cones-female, male.

'Glauca Pendula' - Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar.

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