Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar - Serpentine
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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!
- Hardiness Zone: 6-8
- Spacing: As Desired
- Exposure: Full Sun
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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.
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 email@example.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!
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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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