Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’
Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’ is an evergreen conifer, 30–35 m tall, stiff, with an erect leader, pyramidal in youth, with age assumes a flat-topped habit with ascending or horizontal branches. Twigs spreading, stout, finely hairy. Bluish-green needles clustered (10-20) on spurs, or alternate on leading twigs, about 2 cm long, somewhat stiff. Male (pollen) cones are about 5 cm long, erect, releasing clouds of yellow pollen in the autumn. Female (seed) cones are barrel-shaped, upright, 5-7.5 cm long, and require 2 years to mature.
The Cedrus genus was formerly considered to include four species, but it has been reduced to two, C. deodara of the Himalayas and C. libani (Cedar of Lebanon) of the Mediterranean. C. atlantica is now considered to be a subspecies of C. libani (i.e., C. libani ssp. atlantica), or even just synonymous (van Gelderen and van Hoey Smith, 1996). Hence the glauca form may be named C. libani ssp. atlantica 'Glauca' or possibly even C. libani 'Glauca'.
Our tree was moved from Mrs. Gina Roughead's garden and transplanted to the Park in 1987.
45.00 Location C7 Latitude; -38.402141034518 Longitude; 146.053935960649