Atlas Cedar

Cedrus atlantica

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.”
Habitat:
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