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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

Category:

Conifers

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Blue-Green

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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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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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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0
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.