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Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'


Buy Horstmann Blue Atlas Cedar online. Horstmann Blue Atlas Cedar is an excellent landscape specimen that is the little brother to standard Blue Atlas Cedar. It is a semi-dwarf variety that can be planted much closer to a building or foundation as they only reach heights of 8-10 feet tall and 5-6 feet wide. It features the same icey-blue foliage that makes Blue Atlas Cedar a standout in any landscape, and it works great in Southern landscapes as it is more heat and drought tolerant than Blue Spruce. It also showcases multiple leaders and lateral growing branches that give it a quite unique and unusual appearance in your garden.


8-10 Feet


5-6 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - Low Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
  • Upright Growing
  • Dwarf/Small Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Blue
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Blue
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Blue
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Blue
Leaf Type*
  • Fragrant
  • Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Birds
Plant Type*
  • Conifer
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Well-Drained
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Average
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Low Water Use
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Year-Round
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Sound Barrier
  • Rock Gardens
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Privacy/Hedge/Living Fence
  • Accent Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Wind/Dust Break
  • Provides Shade

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Cedrus is easy to grow, but they prefer well drained soil as a young tree but adapt to most soil conditions as they mature. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

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