Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'
Common Name: Weeping blue atlas cedar
Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula' is one of the four true cedars. It has beautiful blue foliage, and in our garden two trees are grown along a trellis to mark the transition between the Bentall Garden and the Backyard Bird Garden.
"This subspecies is named for the Atlas mountains of Algeria and Morocco, where the tree occurs naturally. The cultivar 'Glauca Pendula' was selected in France in 1900 and is still one of the most popular conifers, noted for its blue foliage and weeping branches. This subspecies was previously treated as the species Cedrus atlantica. Now most botanists treat it as Cedrus libani."