Atlas Cedar

Scientific Name: Cedrus atlantica
Genus: Cedrus
Family: Pinaceae

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Native to the Atlas mountains of Algeria and Morocco, this tree can grow to 60 feet or more. The Atlas Cedar has a green and a blue form, the latter being much more common in cultivation. The needles of the blue form can vary from blue to blue-gray to blue-green, depending on the cultivar.