Cedar - Atlas / Size 1
Atlas Cedar

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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 12" - 16" tall / Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $9.95

Product Code: CEDATL1

Cedrus atlantica

Overall Description

An excellent Cedar variety that makes an absolutely handsome specimen tree. Bluish green needle foliage is very eye catching, and will become most intense through fertilization and application of organic humus & mulches on a regular basis. Has a wide range of preferences - does well in slightly dry, arid locations.....but also has shown itself to deal very well with the higher heat & humidity of the southeast as well. When given ample room, and time to fully mature this tree will have few rivals in anyone's landscape.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height: 45 - 60 ft

--Mature Width:
15 - 20 ft

--Growth Rate:
Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones
6 - 9 Severe damage occurs below -5°F ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )

--Sun Exposure:
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference:
Average to acidic - moist & loamy - well drained. Will tolerate clay soils if there is no stagnant moisture.

--Foliage Color & Texture:
Evergreen - Needle like foliage is approx 2" long at maturity, and a beautiful silvery bluish green in color. Blue hues can be maximized through proper feeding, and planting in soil with high organic content.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Cones - rather short cones......often 2" to 3" long, by 1 1/2" to 2" wide. Unique feature in most Cedars is that the cones located strictly on the top side of the branches, and are held upright as if standing straight up towards the sky. Atlas Cedar cones require two years to mature - starting off a glaucous green color, and eventually ripening into brown.

--Diseases / Insects:
In all honesty, rarely any disease or pest problems are generally ever observed in cultivation. Rare instances of the following have been reported.......and mostly observed in older, native specimens: Tip blight, root rots, black scale and Deodar weevil.

--Recommended Spacing:

--Deer Resistance Rating:
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding:
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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