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Cedrus atlantica

Atlas Cedar
Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Sun
Plant Category: Conifers
Height: Minimum 40 feet , Maximum 60 feet
Width: Minimum 30 feet , Maximum 40 feet
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As it grows quickly when young, this form can be stiff and pyramidal with an open, gaunt look in youth. As the Atlas Cedar matures, its growth rate slows and it takes on a flat-topped habit with horizontally spreading branches--an extremely picturesque and interesting tree. Its needles cast a bluish green color, varying from light green to almost a silvery blue. Grows 40-60' high by 30-40' wide, but can eventually attain 120' in height by 90-100' wide. Difficult to transplant and should be moved as a container or a ball and burlapped plant only. Prefers well drained, moist, deep, loamy soil but will tolerate sandy or clay soils if there is no standing water. Prefers acid soils, although withstands some alkalinity. Shelter from strong winds.
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Name City/State Email Phone Prod Type Availability
East Creek Nursery Canby, OR Email now 503-849-8929 BB: 1
Simnitt Nursery Canby, OR Email now 503-266-9640 BB: 1
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