Cedrus atlantica

Atlas Cedar

Evergreen, cone-bearing cedar trees bear needles in tufted clusters to form a pyramidal shape. As the trees mature, they have flatter tops with large supporting trunks and limbs. In early spring or late winter, male catkins dust their surroundings with yellow pollen. Plant them where their branches have plenty of room to spread. These deep-rooted trees are drought-tolerant once established. Cedar wood is fragrant. Protect from strong winds. Tips can die back from cold temperatures or from the deodar weevil.
Cedrus atlantica, Atlas Cedar
Stiff, dull green or bright blue-gray needles cover its upright branches. Barrel-shaped female cones are pale green, ripening to brown, while males are always pale brown. Will not transplant.

Attributes - Cedrus atlantica

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 50 ft. to 80 ft.

Width: 40 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles.

Related Plants

Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca', Cedrus atlantica 'Pendula', Cedrus atlantica glauca 'pendula', Cedrus deodara, Cedrus deodara 'Aurea', Cedrus libani
 
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