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Cedrus atlantica cv. ‘Glauca Pendula’

Atlas cedar

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionConiferophytaConifers—cone-bearing trees (and a few shrubs)
ClassPinopsidaGymnosperms such as cedars, Douglas-firs, cypresses, firs, junipers, kauri, larches, pines, hemlocks, redwoods, spruces, and yews
OrderPinalesCone-bearing plants: cedar, cypress, fir, juniper, larch, pine, redwood, spruce, yew, and others
FamilyPinaceaePine family: cedars, firs, hemlocks, larches, pines and spruces
GenusCedrusFrom Greek Κέδρος, “cedar”
SpeciesatlanticaAtlantic, of the Atlantic
Cultivar‘Glauca Pendula’

About plant names...

The atlas cedar is so named because it is native to the Atlas mountains in Algeria and Morocco. They do not occur in the wild in North America, though they are planted in yards.

Identification: These cedars reach up to 120' (36 m) in the Atlas mountains, but are usually half that size when planted in North America. This cultivar has needles with a blue/gray/green color, and a low, mounded shape, remaining only a few feet high.

Cedrus atlantica (atlas cedar)

Photo showing Cedrus atlantica needles, by and © 2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man)

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Cedrus atlantica cv. Glauca Pendula


Cedrus atlantica cv. ‘Glauca Pendula’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Cedrus atlantica (atlas cedar)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Mass­a­chu­setts
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9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Mass­a­chu­setts
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