Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'

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Plant type

Evergreen tree


Attractive seed-heads, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Tim Gainey, copyright GAP Photos (148916)

Plant details

This is a weeping conifer with bluish needles, which left to its own devices makes a sprawling spread, but start training it and the results can be superb. It can be sent up a vertical post, and then left to arch up and down, creating a shaggy, hunch-backed witch, or used as ground cover or tied to a formal arch, with one growing at either side. Once settled, it's a fast grower.

Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Cedrus

Species: atlantica

Cultivar: Glauca Pendula

Plant type: Evergreen tree

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Attractive seed-heads, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 4000cm

Spread: 2500cm

Time to plant: October to March

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