About This Plant

Cedrus atlantica, or the Atlas cedar, is a tall evergreen tree native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Algeria. The Atlas cedar can reach heights of 130 to 160 feet (40 to 50 meters) and features clusters of needle-like leaves that vary in colour from blue-green to dark green. The wood of Cedrus atlantica is prized for its durability and attractive grain patterns, making it suitable for various applications, including construction and furniture making.

The Story


The leaves of the Atlas Cedar are evergreen and needle-like, arranged in clusters along the branches. Each leaf is typically short, measuring around 1 to 1.5 inches in length, and possesses a deep green to bluish-green colour.


The Atlas Cedar produces cone-like structures known as “strobili.” The cones of the Atlas Cedar are barrel-shaped and can range in size, typically around 2 to 3 inches in length. The cones start off green and mature to a woody brown colour. The seeds within the cones are small and have wings that aid in their dispersal by the wind.
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