Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar - Serpentine Leaf
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Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar - Serpentine Leaf
Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar - Serpentine Additional Product Shot 864

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Full Sun
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Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar - Serpentine
Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'
$350.00
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Our Serpentine Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar is brimming with personality. Not content to fade into the background, this charismatic evergreen specimen tree will be the life of the party at all of the outdoor get-togethers you throw. With a zigzag trunk and branches that twist and fall to the ground, it gives an impression of movement and energy, while its needles—arranged in starburst clusters—bring powder-blue color to the landscape all year-round. Plant this dazzling Cedar tree where it will have a backdrop of somber evergreens or dark brick or siding, and watch it shine even brighter!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Blue Atlas Cedar is a large evergreen tree that hails from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco and Algeria. It was introduced to Europe in 1839 and has become wildly popular since that time in all areas of the world where the climate suits it. This elegant weeping form appeared in France and was introduced in 1873 by a nursery owner by the name of Paillet. The original tree is still alive and has become a glorious, venerable old tree. To add even more drama to a tree that’s obviously a showstopper already, we have trained it in youth to have a serpentine, or S-shaped, trunk.

The Details

This is a wonderfully moldable tree, and the impact it will have in your landscape is limited only by your imagination. We have given your Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar a curvy trunk, but where it goes from there is up to you. Do you want it to arch over a pathway? Hug a railing along your deck? Tumble down a rocky hillside like a waterfall? Tell us what you have in mind at grower@bowerandbranch.com, and we’ll give you the know-how to make it happen.

How to Grow

When sited in full sun and quick-draining soil, the Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar is happy and easy to care for. No serious insect pests or diseases bother it. Native to arid North Africa, this tree can even tolerate drought once established. The only tricky thing about growing this marvelous tree is deciding how to prune it and stake it to achieve the look you want. Choose your plan thoughtfully and give your tree room to develop, because this long-lived specimen will be around to enchant tree-lovers for generations to come!

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 6
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height As Trained
Avg Mature Width As Trained
Spacing As Desired
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Blue
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size B Trees:

5' Tall. Grown in our #10 tree container. Years of extensive training forms unique character on each of these true 'S' serpentine's. Heavy stem caliper and fully developed branching.

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Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar - Serpentine Leaf
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