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Weeping Blue Atlas cedar

Scientific name: Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca Pendula’

Type:Coniferous trees
Plant Requirements
Zone:7 to 8
Plant Characteristics
Height:5 ft
Width:20 ft
Additional Characteristics



Wildlife value

Description This weeping conifer is grown for its dramatic, drooping form which makes this a wonderful accent plant for any landscape.

Weeping Blue Atlas cedar is a slow growing evergreen with icy-blue needles borne on a horizontal stem off of pendant branches. It grows very slowly to an eventual width of 15’-20’, after having first been staked up and then allowed to flow downward like a stream over a waterfall. It was first originated in Chatenay, France before 1900, and now has become a commonly planted tree in Hardiness Zones 7-8.

Best grown on well-drained acidic soils where it is protected from strong winds. Does not tolerate extreme heat. Be sure to plant this conifer in full sun conditions.

Sirococcus Tip Blight can be a problem on the tips of this conifer. Keep this species growing well by giving it a good planting site, and some deep watering once per month during the dry summer months. Prune out the infected tips as needed. Homeonwers have access to the fungicide chlorothalonil which can be applied in the spring as new growth is starting, to help protect it. However without first removing the dead tips, which serve as a source of innoculum, applying the fungicide will be limited impact.
For assistance, contact Dr. Charles Brun (, (360) 397-6060 5701
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