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Cedrus atlantica f. glauca form

Blue cedar

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Features

  • FruitsNovember
  • Height16m to 21m
  • Spread14m to 17m
  • Growth HabitUpright weeping
  • Flower ColourPink-yellow
  • Leaf ColourBlue-grey shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cedrus atlantica f. glauca form (Blue cedar). Tall, weeping tree native to Africa and the Middle East. It has bright rich silvery blue-green foliage. ‘Glauca’ is used for selected seedling plants with bluish foliage

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Atlas cedar, Cedar

Origin

Africa and Middle East

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage Year-round interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in a sunny, open site in any well drained soil including chalk. If the conifer produces more than one leader, to maintain the general conical habit remove all but one leader. To restrict the height of the plant, the leader can be cut back.

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Take evergreen current-growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible.

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