Cedrus atlantica

Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica

Phonetic: See-Drus at-LAN-ti-kuh

Common Name(s): Atlas Cedar

Family: Pinaceae
Origin: Atlas and Riff Mountains of Morocco and Algeria
Plant Type: Conifer
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Needles (short and stiff)
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Dark green to glaucous blue
Fall Color: –
Texture: Fine
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Non-flowering
Flower Color(s): Non-flowering

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 6-9
Climate Zone(s): 3,7-9, 14-24
Growth Rate:               
Height: 50-70 Feet
Spread: 30-40 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/low
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, tip blight may occur
Soil: Deep, well-drained, acidic loams

Features: Upright growth habit, drought tolerant once established, cylindrical cones
Uses: Pacific Northwest landscapes, specimen for a large area

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