Cedrus atlantica Glauca

Blue Atlas Cedar

Different to the regular Atlas Cedar, this Blue Atlas Cedar is known for its striking silver-blue foliage.

Features: Attractive, persistent silver-blue foliage. Large spreading form. Relatively hardy.
Applications: Parks, large gardens, golf courses.
Description Different to the regular Atlas Cedar, this Blue Atlas Cedar is known for its striking silver-blue foliage.
Availability: Currently unavailable
Mature height: 20-30
Mature spread: 10-20
Canopy: Pyramidal when young, spreading and flattening with age. Moderate to dense shade.
Growth rate: Slow to moderate
Cautions: Allow adequate space. Can be slow growing. Avoid heavy, wet or boggy sites.
Tolerances: Drought tolerant when established.
Sun demands: Grow in full sun
Soil demands: Best in well-drained soils and copes with a broad range.
Water demands: Low once established.
Native or Exotic: Exotic
Leaf habit: Evergreen
Family: Pinaceae
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Additional references and recommended reading:

Boland, D. J. et al (2006) "Forest Trees of Australia" 5th Edition, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Gilman, Edward F. (1997) "Trees for Urban and Suburban Landscapes", Florida: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Lorenz von Ehren "Von Ehren Manual" 2nd Edition, Hamburg.

Rushforth, K. (2001) "Easy Tree Guide, Britain and Europe", London: Aurum Press.

Urban Forests Ecosystems Institute, "SelecTree - A Tree Selection Guide" retrieved from http://selectree.calpoly.edu/treelist.lasso 2009.

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