Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar
Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pedula'
Leaves: Evergreen. 30 to 40 stiff needles are 1 inch long and grow in dense clusters off a spur or short twig like a firework. Bluish green to silvery-blue color.
Bark/Twigs: Dark gray furrowed bark. Smoother on younger branches.
Flowers/Fruit: Inconspicuous flowers in spring. A few small pollinating cones appear in the spring, but this variety usually does not produce female cones.
Mature size and shape: Small. 10 to 15 feet high x 15 to 20 feet wide. Weeping form with contorted, twisted limbs that cascade like a waterfall. Each tree is unique depending on how it is trained.
General information/special features: Plant in full sun. Moist, deep rich soil with good drainage is best. Adapts to sandy and clay soils if no standing water is present. Shelter from the wind.
Landscape use and maintenance: Extremely elegant in form and color. Use as a specimen tree for a focal point. Can be planted under power lines. Slow growing rate. Low maintenance. Difficult to transplant and establish. Must be staked and trained when young to develop a strong leader.
USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 to 9
Family/Origin: Pinaceae – Pine. Native to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and Algeria.
Campus Use: Rare. Unique specimen.