Originating from N Africa
A dwarf and weeping form of the mighty Atlantic Cedar, normally towering up to 20m in the Atlas mountains of Morocco. This cultivar brings much of the elegant character seen in the full-size plant but in a form that can be enjoyed in any garden. Intensely blue needles clothe the branches in abundance, making a dense and striking architectural shape. The pendulous branches cascade downwards from the main arching stem, creating undulating curtains of foliage down to ground level, sometimes growing over the ground creating a skirt-like effect. If left to grow naturally and given some space this small tree or large shrub can take on an organic wizened form, however, it can be trained and pruned to form any shape or feature. The branches have been trained to grow over paths, pergolas and arches and are flexible enough to bend into sculptural or bonsai-like shapes. In spring a new flush of needles is produced, clothing the plant in a bright silver-blue young foliage that looks soft to touch. As the season progresses they tone down to blue/grey. This eye-catching cultivar can make a stunning accent plant, or used in groups it can bring a unique texture and colour to any planting composition, especially when offset with darker colours. Its dwarf stature and growth rate also makes it a stunning specimen for a pot. An extremely hardy and easy to grow plant, it is happy in most soil types and in full sun.
Height and spread after 10 years 2m x 1m
Mature height and spread after 20 – 30 years if not pruned 4m x 3m