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PlantFiles: Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar
Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'

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

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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

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

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

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Grown for foliage

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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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3 positives
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive coriaceous On Mar 15, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This can be an extraordinarily beautiful tree, if well sited and well trained. It can form blue waterfalls of foliage, weeping down over a steep slope or a retaining wall, spilling over boulders, or after training up onto a pergola.

Small specimens are trained into an s-shape by the nurseries and thoughtlessly planted in huge numbers in inappropriate sites. It sometimes forms beautifully grotesque shapes when left to its own devices, but on flat ground it generally benefits from some thoughtful ongoing training, especially when young.

Intolerant of shade, wind, and poor drainage. This rarely prospers in the hot humid summers of the eastern US south of Z7.

Neutral bonsaibuddie On Oct 22, 2010, bonsaibuddie from Burlington, Ontario
Canada wrote:

In USDA Zone 6a .. Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Purchased a WEEPING BLUE ATLAS CEDAR this summer @ local nursery & planted it against sheltered SW side of house. Wondering if I should protect it with burlap?? I've seen them growing as far north as Niagara & hope it will winter here. Any comments appreciated.


Positive more2love On May 8, 2006, more2love from Oceanside, NY wrote:

I planted my blue cedar in 1987 in my back yard appoximately 10 feet in from the rear corner. Since
then I have trained it to go to the rear corner made a right turn and it has continued for another thirty five.
Going in the other direction from the trunk the plant goes
another thirty five feet toward the front of my house.
The plant is no higher then five feet over all and the hanging branches makes a gorgeous back drop for the
flower beds. I receive complements from everyone.
I have no special experience in gardening so if their
is anyone who is interested in doing the same, you can
do it.
Anthony Piazza

Positive doss On May 22, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This tree needs room to spread and can become really huge - 30 feet across. If you want it smaller, it needs special attention to training. If you have the room for it, or the willingness to keep it in line from an early age, it's an incredibly beautiful tree.


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

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Anderson, California
Carlsbad, California
Dana Point, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Stanford, California
Denver, Colorado
Oxford, Connecticut
Calhoun, Georgia
Louisville, Kentucky
Bishopville, Maryland
Kensington, Maryland
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Grandview, Missouri
Saint Louis, Missouri
Carson City, Nevada
Reno, Nevada
Bedford, New York
Cleveland, Ohio
Mansfield, Ohio
Beaverton, Oregon
Roseburg, Oregon
Flourtown, Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
Clover, South Carolina
Dallas, Texas
American Fork, Utah
Lexington, Virginia
Lovettsville, Virginia
Port Townsend, Washington

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