Blue Atlas Cedar

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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

* Sturdy

* Specimen tree


Blue Atlas Cedar Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-8
Growing Zones 6-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'
Foliage Blue Green
Mature Height 40 - 60 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 40 feet
Soil Type Well drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun