1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006
785.594.2966

atlas cedar

Cedrus atlantica

A beautiful specimen tree with silvery blue to bluish-green needles. Develops an attractive, rugged form when given the space to grow freely. Aromatic oil the tree produces is a natural deterrent for insects, and wood is commonly used in chests and furniture drawers. Grows to a height of 40–60’ and a spread of 30–40’. Grows in acidic, alkaline, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam and well-drained soils. It prefers moist soil but can tolerate moderate drought. Requires a minimum of four hours of direct sunlight each day.

A weeping form, ‘Glauca Pendula’, has gracefully arching branches and tops out at a much smaller ornamental size of 12′.