Scientific Name: Cedrus atlantica Glauca Group
Common Name: blue Atlas cedar
Family Name: Pinaceae
Origin: Africa, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: > 30m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal, Open
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Very coarse
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Tall background, Wind break
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Needle-like, Spiraled, Leathery, Acicular
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Brown, Sep-Oct
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Green, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Pyramidal growth (older tress irregular or flattened); needles blue-green, 4-sided, sharp tipped, stiff, linear, 15-25mm long x 1-1.5mm wide, in clusters of 20-45 on short, stout lateral spurs or spirally arranged on longer stems; pollen cones mature in autumn, 3-4cm long, light brown, cylindrical (barrel shaped); seed cones erect, sessile, green then brown, barrel-shaped, 5-8 x 3-5cm, ripen to brown over 2 years; seeds ovoid-conical, brown, 8-13mm long with a 18-25mm wing. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>