Choose a country to see content specific to your location

Skip to main content
A picture of a Blue Atlas Cedar 'Glauca'

Blue Atlas Cedar 'Glauca'

Cedrus atlantica (Glauca Group) 'Glauca'

Photo by Roosie (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








25 years to reach maturity

More images of Blue Atlas Cedar 'Glauca'

A close up of a Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca' plant
A close up of some Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca' cones and leaves

Blue Atlas Cedar 'Glauca' Overview

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.

Common problems with Blue Atlas Cedar 'Glauca'

How to harvest Blue Atlas Cedar 'Glauca'

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

How to propagate Blue Atlas Cedar 'Glauca'


Take semi-hardwood cuttings.

Special features of Blue Atlas Cedar 'Glauca'

Winter colour

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Blue Atlas Cedar 'Glauca'

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