About This Plant

Cedrus atlantica var. glauca, commonly known as the blue atlas cedar, is a stunning evergreen tree admired for its distinctive blue-grey foliage. This variety of Atlas cedar is native to the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and Algeria. It is a tall and elegant conifer, typically reaching heights of 40 to 60 feet (12 to 18 meters) or more. Its wood is known for its durability and beautiful grain patterns, making it suitable for various woodworking applications.

The Story

Leaf

The leaves are needle-like, arranged in dense clusters, and have a silvery-blue hue. Each needle can measure around 1 to 1.5 inches in length. The blue-grey coloration remains prominent throughout the year, adding a touch of uniqueness to this coniferous evergreen.

Produce

The cones of the Blue Atlas Cedar are typically barrel-shaped and can measure around 3 to 4 inches (7.5 to 10 cm) in length. They start off as green and then gradually turn brown as they mature. The cones have robust, woody scales that protect the seeds within. Each cone is attached to a central stem and is often positioned upright on the tree branches.
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