Atlas cedar Cedrus atlantica

Atlas cedar


C. atlantica is a large, evergreen tree, conical when young but broadening with age with horizontally-spreading branches and downy young shoots. Narrow, needle-like leaves to 3.5cm long are a dull green to grey-green colour. Barrel-shaped, erect cones ripen to brown and mature over two years, breaking up whilst still on the tree

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Atlas cedar African cedar Atlantic cedar Mount Atlas cedar silvery cedar see more

    • Common names

      Cedrus libani subsp. atlantica

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      Higher than 12 metres

    • Spread

      wider than 8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    None required

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Low Maintenance Architectural

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

  • insectPests

    May be affected by aphids

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free but susceptible to honey fungus