Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar – Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca Pendula’

Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar
Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar

This odd tree has a weeping habit, with gray blue needles arranged in a whorl. This is a beautiful ‘focal point’ or specimen tree, looking wonderful in a rock garden. It is only happy in Zones 6-9, and likes sandy, well-drained soil. Which makes it perfect here in Delaware even though it is native to the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco!

The essential oil of this tree is use in perfumery and is extracted by steam distillation. It is sometimes extracted from the sawdust, wood chips, and cutoffs left after the logs are milled. The essential oil of Cedarwood is used for treatment of problem skin and as an insect repellent. It can be used as an inhalant in respiratory problems. It works as a sedative, antiseptic and as an astringent.

The wood is strong and long lasting being used in building and furniture manufacture

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