By the way, we think Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar looks like a big monster. What do you think? (It's a friendly monster, though, and is fun to sit under.)
The Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar belongs to a group of evergreen trees called cedars. One way to identify a cedar is to look at how its needles are growing. Most cedars have a circle of needles growing out of a short, fat piece of stem called a spur. See if you can identify any cedars growing in your neighborhood.
How to find the Weeping Blue Atlas
Cedar at the Arboretum:
Enter the Gotelli Dwarf and Slow Growing Conifer Collection at the sign for the collection. Take the left path at the fork. Continue straight across when you come to another path that crosses yours. Walk up the slight hill and look to your left—you can't miss it!
Scientific name for Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar: Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'
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Last Updated July 10, 2009 10:04 AM
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