Cedrus atlantica Glauca Cedrus

Cedrus

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.

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Standard
  • Do not prune
  • Leaf colour: Blue / Silver
  • Evergreen: Evergreen
  • L Size: Large
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Attractive bark
  • Prefers full sun
  • Open space planting

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