Atlas Cedar

Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica), (Stephan Endlicher – G. Manetti, ex Elie-Abel Carrière 1855), is a tree species belonging to the family of Pinaceae. It is named after the Atlas Mountains in northwest Africa, where you can find the tree in its natural habitat, it is also called silver cedar for its silver-blue needles.

When cultivated they reach 30 meters of height, whereas they can reach even 45 meters of height in spontaneous conditions. Atlas Cedaer is a conical, wide pyramidal tree that tend to expand with age.

The trunk is straight, cylindrical. The greyish brown bark is fissured and cracked.

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