Common name: Atlas cedar, Blue cedar, Silver cedar, Arz, Meddad, Atlantica cedar
Origin: Southern Algeria, Atlas chain
Height at maturity: 40 meters
Hardiness: -15°C and more
Exposure: sunny, shade, partial shade
Plant type: tree
Flowering: September October
Flower color: yellowish
Type of soil: any type but draining
Use: isolated, massive
Diseases and Pests:-
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The Atlas cedar is a very long-lived conifer. Its bark is smooth, light gray, which around the age of twenty cracks and cracks into small brown scales.
Its foliage is evergreen from a bluish green to dark green and glaucous. The needles are presented in dense erect bouquets of 20 to 30 subjects, the needles are quite short +- 2.5cm.
Flowering blooms from September to October and is characterized by unisexual flowers: female flowers are reddish-yellow in color, male flowers are yellowish in color. The fruits follow, cones with ovoid shapes, erect, green in color when young, becoming purplish purple when ripe, they contain triangular seeds.
This tree supports all types of soil and is perfectly adapted to dry climates and pollution.