SelecTree: Tree Detail
BLUE ATLAS CEDAR
Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'
Photo Locations: Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA, UC Santa Cruz Arboretum - Santa Cruz, CA, National Arboretum - Washington, D.C. and Cal Poly State University Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA
Has silvery blue-green leaves.
Has fragrant Bark and Leaf.
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 40 - 60 feet.
Width: 25 - 40 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Needle, Blue Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Cone, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.
Bark Dark Brown or Dark Gray, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 23.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate on Coast.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Phytophthora, Root Rot and Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Jul 21, 2018.
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