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Cedrus atlantica



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Cedrus atlantica
Atlas cedar

A large and graceful evergreen conifer that changes from a pyramidal habit in youth to a broad, flat-topped, picturesque tree with a massive trunk. Although the species has a green to slightly bluish green color, the variety glauca which has a very strong bluish color, is more commonly used.

Habit:Pyramidal and somewhat open in youth with a stiff, erect or slightly leaning leader, developing into a flat-topped, picturesque, loose, open and spreading tree with strong horizontal branching. It is a very graceful and beautiful tree.
Size:40-60' high, heights of 100' or more are possible
Color:Bluish green for species
Texture:Fine
Hardiness:Zone 7a USDA
Habitat:Atlas mountains of Algeria and Morocco
Family:Pinaceae

 
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