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Blue Atlas cedar

Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'

Description:

This stunning evergreen conifer can be a very large specimen tree (to over 100 feet) in the landscape. Its young, silvery foliage turns vivid glaucous blue as it ages; the sharply pointed leaves are arranged in whorls. Female cones are green and can be up to 4 inches long; they ripen slowly over 2 years to pale brown. This tree needs a lot of space to reach its majestic potential.

Habitat:

Needs a sunny, open site. Tolerant of most soil types, but must be well-drained. Heavy snow can break branches.

Notes:

This is a VERY old specimen

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4 Comments

keithp2012
keithp2012 4 years ago

anyone know what specific Larch species this is? I could not get a close leaf shot the lowest branch is way too tall to reach

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

Larch

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

Larch tree?

New York, USA

Lat: 40.70, Long: -73.35

Spotted on Sep 9, 2010
Submitted on Sep 9, 2010

Spotted for mission

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