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Cedrus atl Glauca
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Cedrus atlantica Glauca


Description: Cedrus atlantica Glauca, also known as Blue Cedar is the most spectacular blue conifer which can reach an overall height of 30m so is very much suited for larger gardens. A conical young plant, later broadens with age into a spreading, flat topped tree. Dark grey fissured bark and silvery blue needle-like, evergreen foliage on its arching branches. Greenish brown cones are produced in the late summer to early autumn which adds another layer of interest.

History: Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Cedrus Growing Tips: Will grow in most conditions where there is well-drained soil and full sun or partial shade. 'Glauca' can cope with acidic through to alkaline soil and exposed positions.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 2m.

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Blue Silver Foliage
Text Tall

Ornamental attributes

Large tree size after 10 years Large tree size after 10 years
Slow growth rate Slow growth rate
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Open space planting Open space planting
Evergreen Evergreen
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site
Needs full sun Needs full sun
Don't prune Don't prune