Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’
Blue Atlas Cedar
Cedrus is a genus of coniferous trees in the plant family Pinaceae. They are native to the mountains of the western Himalayas and the Mediterranean region, occurring at altitudes of 1,500–3,200m in the Himalayas and 1,000–2,200m in the Mediterranean. These large evergreen trees have needle-like leaves arranged spirally on young shoots, and in whorls on short spur-like side-shoots; ovoid cones break up to release the seeds while still attached to the tree.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’ are large evergreen conifers, at first conical, later developing a broad crown, with spreading branches bearing silvery blue-green needles to 2.5cm and ovoid cones to 9cm.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Green - blue needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 8-12m.
Ultimate Spread: 4-8m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.