20 May 2019

Blue Atlas Cedar

Cedrus atlantica Glauca Group 

Of all the trees at Eastwoodhill, the blue Atlantic cedar will always remind former curator Paul Wynen of Eastwoodhill.  Douglas Cook planted many and they have thrived in our East Coast climate. 

The tree is highlighted by stunning blue foliage, which stands out so clearly against the many shades of green. The form grown at Eastwoodhill has a lovely large straight trunk with small tight side branches creating a long-lived tree with few problems.

The Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica) is native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Algeria where it can be found in scattered stands at elevations of 1000 to 2500 metres. It rivals the blue spruce (Picea pungens Glauca) as the best blue foliaged conifer in the world.