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Cedrus atlantica

Common Name(s):
Atlas cedar
Category:
Trees
Comment:

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.

Height:
40-60 ft.
Flower:
2-3 in. upright, green cone; turns brown
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist well drained soil but tolerates a range of soil types (sandy, clay); needs wind protection
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Pyramidal in youth; flat topped with broad horizontal branches with age; picturesque
Width:
30-40 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow
Leaf:
.7-1.5 in. bluish green needle, varying in color from light green to almost silvery blue.
Tags:
salt tolerant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1944

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