Cedar - Blue Atlas
The Blue Atlas Cedar Glauca, Cedrus a.'Glauca', is a handsome evergreen with blue to bluish green foliage. It has silvery foliage when young, but turns vivid blue as it ages!
Blue Atlas cedar has sharply pointed leaves that are arranged in whorls. The fissured silvery gray bark add to the majestic beauty of this evergreen. Glauca has a wonderful open pyramidal shape, with lower branches spreading about half the height. Older trees become flat-topped and create a beautiful site. The female cones are green and can be up to 4 inches long, and then ripen slowly to brown over a period of two years.
It needs a sunny, open site to grow to its potential height. Tolerant of most soil types, this cedar must have well drained soils.
Glauca is sturdier and stouter than most cedars and perfect for specimen planting. However, heavy snow can break branches. It looks its best when the branches are allowed to reach the ground.
This stunning evergreen conifer will add year round interest and be a great addition to any landscape!
* Pointed blue leaves
* Specimen tree
|Mature Height||40 to 60 feet|
|Mature Spread||25 to 40 feet|
|Mature Form||Pyramidal, branching|
|Growth Rate||Fast to Medium|
|Sun Exposure||Sun to partial shade|
|Fall Color||Blue Green|