Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’
Plant name: Atlas cedar
Plant type: advanced / deciduous trees
Description: This tree is a cool-climate evergreen conifer, growing up to 15 metres. Beginning growth in a cone-like shape and then through maturity, broadening into a flatter topped shape. The foliage is a beautiful blue-green made of short needles.
Origin: North Africa, Atlas Mountains.
Cultural notes: A low maintenance tree. Prefers full sun and medium moisture levels. No pruning is required.
Tolerates: Frost hardy and wind tolerant. Tolerant of hot and humid summers. Once established this tree is tolerant to drought.
Flowering type and season: Insignificant flowering. Produces oval-shaped cones.
Foliage type and colour: Foliage is made up of dense short needles, blue-green to blue-grey in hue.
Soil type: Most soil types are suitable, likes well-draining moist soil. Needs a large depth for root growth.
Width: Up to 12m
Height: Up to 18m
Recommended uses: Great for shade production, will work well in parkland or a reserve.