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Cedrus atlantica 'Horstmann'

Horstmann Blue Atlas Cedar

Cedar

Comments

A tremendous, semi-dwarf variety, with a more irregular, upright habit and silvery-blue needles; an excellent choice for smaller landscapes

Description

A tremendous, semi-dwarf variety, with a more irregular, upright habit and silvery-blue needles; an excellent choice for smaller landscapes

Landscape Attributes

Horstmann Blue Atlas Cedar is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a stunning habit of growth which features almost oriental horizontally-tiered branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Horstmann Blue Atlas Cedar is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Vertical Accent;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Horstmann Blue Atlas Cedar will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

12 feet

8 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

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