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PlantFiles: Blue Atlas Cedar
Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cedrus (SEE-drus) (Info)
Species: atlantica (at-LAN-tik-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Glauca

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

One member has or wants this plant for trade.


over 40 ft. (12 m)

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USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive shrubbs On Jan 8, 2008, shrubbs from Beavertown, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:

Foliage color can range from bright blue to blue-green because of seed based propagation. Needs to be protected from strong winter wind.

Positive SweetBowl On Oct 30, 2007, SweetBowl from Arlington, TX wrote:

Beautiful odd specimen tree. The young tree looks like it is made from blue pipe cleaners twisted together. Makes a great focal point for my flower bed surrounded by chartreuse sweet potatoe vines.

No problems with full Texas sun, but it is in ammended soil with sprinklers. No insects or diseases so far. Slow but steady growth, though it is keeping a very thin open habit. Also very symetrical.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Reseda, California
Denver, Colorado
Greensboro, Georgia
Louisville, Kentucky
Taylorsville, Kentucky
West Friendship, Maryland
Cleveland, Ohio
Middleburg, Pennsylvania
Arlington, Texas
Austin, Texas
Lexington, Virginia
Roanoke, Virginia

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