Blue Atlas Cedar, Weeping Form – Identified

Q: Any idea what type of tree this is?

A: It’s a weeping Blue Atlas cedar, Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca Pendula’. The weeping, contorted shape is certainly an eye-catcher!

This tree can do well here if it is planted correctly.With your shovel loosen an area 8 feet in diameter. Add 1 inch of expanded slate (PermaTill) on top and mix it in 8 inches deep, then plant the cedar in the middle. It may need staking for a year but should do fine if watered a little bit in summer when very dry.

Keep in mind that it may lose lots of needles in winter. They will usually come back in spring with no harm to the tree.


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