Blue Atlas Cedar 'Glauca'

Cedrus atlantica (Glauca Group) 'Glauca'

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Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca' is an evergreen conifer in the Pinaceae family. It develops into a large, spreading tree with short needle-like leaves which are are 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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Fruiting time

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

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

Special features

Origin

Africa

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

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

Personality

Family

Pinaceae

Scent

None

Problems

Can be attacked by aphids and can sometimes suffer from honey fungus.
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