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Cedrus atlantica /Atlas Cedar

Cedrus atlantica  / Cedrus atlantica
Mature tree
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Mature tree

Close-up of the silvery-green foliage

Specimen plant as seen in Central Itay

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Scientific Name: Cedrus atlantica
Common Name: Atlas Cedar
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: Use as specimen or accent plant. Tops may be killed due to disease and/or insect pest. One of the best narrowleaved evergreens for the warmer sections of the country, other than pine. Must select a high, well-drained site and full sunlight for this conifer. Allow sufficient space for the broad spreading lower branches. With increased age, the form becomes more irregular.