Blue Atlas Cedar

Cedrus atlantica Glauca group 

Description:
This gorgeous evergreen has a pyramidal shape in youth that eventually becomes broad pyramidal with a flat top. Give it room to grow. The cones are barrel shaped and sit upright on the stems. The clusters of blue tufted needles make this tree a distinctive site in the landscape.   

Power Line Approved: No

Min. street tree planting width: 12 feet

Mature Height: 60 feet

Mature Spread: 40 feet

Tree Shape: Pyramidal when young to flat topped with age.

Where to Plant:
Great yard tree. Give it room to grow. 

Leaves:
Blue, 1 inch needles in tufted clusters.

Fruit:
Barrel shaped cones sit upright on stems. They break up while still attached to tree.

Preferred Site Conditions:
Plant in full sun. Prefers moist but well drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.

Potential Problems:
No serious insect or disease problems. 

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

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