Native to Morocco and Algeria, this species is commonly cultivated in the United States for its attractive foliage and form. This cedar can grow up to 35 m tall with a trunk diameter of up to 2 m. Downy, bluish-green needles are arranged spirally on long shoots. George Harrison of the Beatles referenced the Atlas Cedar in his song “Beware of Darkness.”
- Planted as an ornamental, growing best in full sun.
- Growth Habit:
- Evergreen tree, growing 12-18 m tall or higher.
- Presence in US:
- DC MD NY VA