Blue Atlas Cedar
Cedrus atlantica glauca
Blue Atlas Cedar is a large evergreen tree that achieves an average maximum height of 40-60' with a spread of 40' (though we have seen them get as wide as they are tall because it tends to 'flat-top' with maturity, retaining its lower branches).
It is pyramidal in form with needle-like foliage of an unusual light, silvery-bluish green color. A moderate grower, Blue Atlas will endure sandy, clay soils, but not poorly drained sites. Is considered to be drought tolerant; casts a deep shade.
|Foliage Type||Needled evergreen, or conifer|
|Height||50' - 75'|
|Spread||30' - 50'|
|Primary foliage Color||Green, silvery blue|
|Seasonal foliage Color|
|Sun Preferences||Full sun|
|Water Preferences||Average: ensure planting area provides adequate drainage|
|Cold Hardiness Zone||7|