Cedrus Species, Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar 'Glauca Pendula'

Cedrus atlantica

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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Water Requirements:

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Grown for foliage


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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)

Where to Grow:

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Pollen may cause allergic reaction

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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This plant is said to grow outdoors 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

Lexington, Massachusetts

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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

Lexington, South Carolina

Dallas, Texas

American Fork, Utah

Lexington, Virginia

Lovettsville, Virginia

Mukilteo, Washington

Port Townsend, Washington(2 reports)

Sequim, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 31, 2016, Smeserve from Lexington, SC wrote:

I grow a beautiful arbor and wall espalier in zone 7b/8a.
I wish I could say I did the original shaping, but I have maintained it and it grows robustly.

Does anyone have a recommendation for landscape pairings?


On Sep 5, 2015, RosemaryK from Lexington, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I purchased a cultivar called "Blue Cascade." I believe it may be a somewhat more dwarf, that is, slow growing, form. The foliage is a somewhat lighter shade of blue than the typical glauca pendula. The nursery guy suggested growing in part shade, since full sun might burn and bleach this delicate color. Some sites that I trust identify its width at ten years to be about six feet.


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.


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.



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


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.