• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Cedrus atlantica Glauca Group

Blue Atlas cedar

Blue Atlas cedar

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  • Other common names Blue Atlas cedar

  • Synonyms Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'
    Cedrus atlantica var. glauca

    Cedrus libani subsp. atlantica 'Glauca'
    Cedrus libani subsp. atlantica Glauca Group

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  • Genus Cedrus are large evergreen trees with needle-like leaves arranged spirally on young shoots, and in whorls on short spur-like side-shoots; ovoid cones break up to release the seeds while still attached to the tree

  • Family Pinaceae / Pinaceae

  • Species Glauca Group are large evergreen conifers, at first conical, later developing a broad crown, with spreading branches bearing silvery blue-green needles to 2.5cm, long, and ovoid cones to 9cm. Variable, and good blue-leaved forms should be sought

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Spreading _ Branched#Spreading / Branched

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    Higher than 12 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    wider than 8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    20-50 years

How to grow

Cultivation Good specimen tree but needs space to reach full potential. Grow in any well-drained soil

Propagation Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance Architectural

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Can get aphids

Diseases Generally disease free but susceptible to honey fungus

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