Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca Pendula’

(Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar)


Hardiness Zones:

 6a  6b  7a  7b

Quick Overview:

Cedrus atlantica, commonly called atlas cedar, is an evergreen conifer that is native to the Atlas Mountains in northern Africa (Morocco and Algeria). It is one of the true cedars. It basically grows over time to 40-60? (infrequently to 120?) tall. Growing habit is usually loose pyramidal when young, becoming more flat-topped with long spreading branches with age. ?Glauca Pendula? is a columnar, weeping form featuring pendulous branches clad with bluish-green needles in clusters and upright, barrel-shaped cones. Training determines the form of the tree which can range from narrow-upright (if supported) to cascading in a variety of directions (if unsupported).


Best grown in deep, moist but well-drained, acidic loams in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Intolerant of poorly drained wet soils. Site trees in locations protected from wind. Habit and height can be controlled by how the central leader is trained. If supported, the central leader will slowly (one foot per year) grow upward. If unsupported, the central leader will cascade downward. Central leaders can be supported to a predetermined height (as 10?) and then allowed to cascade.

Additional information

Common Name

Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar

Botanical Name

Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'


5 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements



12 ft.


12 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs




Foliage Color

dark green to silvery-blue

Deer Resistant


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