- Common Name(s):
- Atlas cedar
Difficult to transplant; best used as a specimen tree; should be more widely planted in the south; heat tolerant; least cold hardy of the cedars. This tree is moderately salt tolerant.
- 40-60 ft.
- 2-3 in. upright, green cone; turns brown
- Sun to partial shade; prefers moist well drained soil but tolerates a range of soil types (sandy, clay); needs wind protection
- Medium to fine
- Pyramidal in youth; flat topped with broad horizontal branches with age; picturesque
- 30-40 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- .7-1.5 in. bluish green needle, varying in color from light green to almost silvery blue.
NCCES plant id: 1944