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Keyword:

CEDRUS ATLANTICA

ATLAS CEDAR

Photo: Biotehnical Centre Naklo
Use/Puropose:
Solitaire, Plants for decorating  
Family Name:
Pinaceae (borovke)  
Plant group:
x conifers  

Botanical characteristics

Native country:
North Africa  
Fruits:
Small cones, which ripen in the second year.  
Leaves:
The leaves are in the form of needles. Growing down a spiral or in bundles. They change every four years.  
Roots:
The roots are adapted to the rocky habitat.  
Flowers:
It is a monoecious plant. Male flowers are small yellow stamens. Female flowers are inflorescences in the form of cones.  
Habitat:
Native to Atlas Mountains of northwestern Africa. It has a pyramid-like shape of thr crown. It grows up to 40 metres.  
Reproduction:
Reproduction is carried out with sowing and vaccination.  
Stem:
The trunk is greyish. It is smooth, over the years it becomes cracked.  
Bloom period:
x conifers  

Climate conditions

Ground-water:
Neutral  
Location:
Neutral  
Ground-Ph:
Basic  
Hardiness Zone:
   Zone Map

Specific features

Unlike the Lebanon cedar it has a poorly branched crown. Its summit is always upright and never sloping. It is one of the most resistant species of cedar. It is not resistant to standing water and wetlands.

Decorative useful value

Its ornamental value is in the habitus, beautiful silvery needles and cones.