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Cedrus atlantica ‘Pendula’

Blue cedar

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Features

  • FruitsNovember
  • Height18m
  • Growth HabitDrooping conical
  • Flower ColourPink-yellow
  • Leaf ColourSilver green-blue

Description

Cedrus atlantica ‘Pendula’ (Blue cedar). This cedar is elegantly weeping with blue-green needles.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Atlas cedar, Cedar

Origin

Africa and Middle East

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This must be grafted on type.

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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