Re: [gardeners] Atlas cedar

David G. Smith (
Sat, 30 Jan 1999 06:38:32 -0500

I like weeping trees.  We don't have room for a 150 foot tree, but it's got
to take a while to get that big, right?  I figured if it gets too big for
the yard and we're still living here we'll worry about it then.

Does that 'Mt. St. Catherine' cedar look blue?  That's what attracted us to
the blue atlas cedar.  My book says zone 7-9 for c. libani, and I could
just about throw a rock to 7, but we are in zone 6.  Seems like it would
have a chance.


At 08:46 PM 1/29/99 -0800, you wrote:
>On Fri, 29 Jan 1999, David G Smith wrote:
>> Speaking of tree suggestions, we're thinking about an atlas cedar for our
>> front yard -- specifically, a weeping blue atlas cedar.  Anybody know
>> anything about them?
>Putting aside the fact that I dislike weeping trees, and assuming you've
>got the room for a tree that'll hit 150 ft, I think Cedrus libani is
>a gorgeous tree... though with that space, I'd probably opt for C. libani
>'Mt. St. Catherine', which is a slow-growing, upright, glaucous (white
>needled) form.  Will they make it in your part of the world?
>Kay Lancaster
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