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Cedrus atlantica Glauca

Blue Atlas Cedar

Beautiful blue/green colour

A large, flat topped, spreading tree with distinctive branches clothed in short silvery-grey/blue needle-like leaves, and large cones that can sit on the branches for several years while they mature.


Needs full sun and lots of space to look its best. The Atlas cedar makes a spectacular focal point in the middle of a lawn.


A tree that enjoys deep, well-drained, loamy soils and is quite drought resistant once established. Unhappy in soil that gets waterlogged.

The conifer is native to the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Conifer
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 1200 cm - 1500 cm
Plant width 800 cm - 850 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 190 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From January to December