Cedrus atlantica f. FASTIGIATA GLAUCA

Cedrus atlantica
Cedrus atlantica f. FASTIGIATA GLAUCA
Atlas cedar
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 4-8m
USUAL WIDTH 1-2m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES silvery-blue
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
Rarities
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If you like cedars or perhaps if you are a collector or maybe just an enthusiast don’t miss this one. It is a beautiful example of a form that is rarely seen in private gardens or arboretums.

Fastigiata Glauca is a blue green or silvery blue version of an attractive form of Atlas cedar Fastigiata with strictly narrow, columnar habit. Its lateral branches are short and densely cover the leader. If a branch goes mad and grows too long in the unwanted direction just clip it, any time of year. Other pruning is not required or even suggested. It grows slowly.

While the green version Fastigiata is a great substitute for the Italian cypress which is not hardy in central Europe, this bluish form is welcome for its extra colour in any garden where a narrow, columnar tree will enhance the landscape. It will look terrific combined with shrubs of entirely different shapes such as mound-forming azaleas or cushions of lavenders, and ball-shaped box or similar other plants.

Atlas cedar will grow in almost any well-drained soil, even chalky, and full sun. Fertilizing is not necessary but if you feel your soil is too poor add some slow-release fertilizer once a year in early spring. Although Atlas cedar is hardy to about -25°C (USDA zone 6) we have not tested it in elevated, mountainous areas with long lasting frosts and in frost pockets.

Last update 16-02-2010
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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