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Columnar Blue Atlas Cedar

Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Fastigiata'

Densely spaced, upward facing branches with feathery, smokey silver-blue foliage form a large, symmetrical columnar tree. An excellent specimen for lining drives or for use as an accent in shrub beds. Its naturally narrow spread allows it to be used in areas with limited space. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established water deeply occasionally.

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Botanical PronunciationSEE-drus at-LAN-tih-kuh GLAW-kuh fas-tih-jee-AY-tuh
Average Size at MaturityGrows 15 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide in 10 years; 40 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide with age.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseSpecimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established water deeply occasionally.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Magnolia (Magnolia); Camellia (Camellia)

Best in loamy well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild periodic drought. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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