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A picture of a Blue Atlas Cedar 'Glauca Pendula'

Blue Atlas Cedar 'Glauca Pendula'

Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'

Cedrus libani ssp. atlantica 'Glauca Pendula' 01 by Line1 by Liné1 (CC BY 2.5)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35m

Max

25m

30m

Min

20m

25 years to reach maturity

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Cedrus libani ssp. atlantica 'Glauca Pendula' 02 by Line1

Overview

Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula' is an evergreen conifer in the Pinaceae family. It develops into a large, spreading tree with a pendulous weeping habit. It produces short needle-like leaves coloured silvery-white when young, maturing to a blue-green colour. It produces purple-brown, upright cones up to 10cm long, these mature over a long period and are a permanent feature on mature trees. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems

Harvesting

Generally not harvested but branches & cones are taken/collected for floral decorations.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi-hardwood cuttings.

Special Features

Winter colour

Attractive leaves

Uses

This low maintenance plant is frequently used to provide architectural to planting schemes.