A large Blue Atlas Cedar planted in a landscape covering in the bluish-green needles
A closeup of the bluish-green needles of the Blue Atlas Cedar
Blue Atlas Cedar bluish-green foliage on a white background
A large Blue Atlas Cedar planted in a landscape covering in the bluish-green needles
A closeup of the bluish-green needles of the Blue Atlas Cedar
Blue Atlas Cedar bluish-green foliage on a white background

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-8
  • Mature Height: 60' tall
  • Mature Width: 40' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 30-40'



  • Bright blue evergreen needles hold their color year-round
  • The needles have a unique, eye-catching texture, making this tree the perfect specimen tree
  • This legacy tree can live to over 100 years and each tree grows into an incredibly unique specimen
  • Mature specimens will eventually produce a unique, egg-shaped pine cone
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Blue Atlas Cedar

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Cedrus atlantica glauca

Regular price $1,325.00
Our Crop is Still Growing - Est. Shipping Month Oct.
Shipping included
How large is this tree? View the Size Guide.


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Why the Blue Atlas Cedar?

For bringing a sense of grandeur to spacious, sunny properties, the magnificent Blue Atlas Cedar has no parallel. Trim and pyramidal in youth, this choice specimen evergreen tree eventually develops a rounded outline, its massive branches spreading horizontally like arms outstretched in a regal gesture. The steely blue needles hold their intense color all year-round, shining brightly even in the depths of winter. Plant this long-lived legacy tree for today and for posterity. You and your family will enjoy it for years to come, while future generations will praise you for your foresight in choosing such a noble tree.

President Jimmy Carter designed and helped build a treehouse for his young daughter Amy on the grounds of the White House. Jimmy Carter’s love of nature took root at an early age and he spent much of his own childhood in his tree house. The grand Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica), growing on the South Lawn was selected for the project. Using no nails, he designed a unique self-supporting tree house that would not harm this historic tree. Amy was able to enjoy slumber parties in her tree house with friends. Closely monitored from the ground by secret service agents, of course.

How to use in the landscape?

Lost when it comes to planting evergreens in your landscape? You need a Blue Atlas Cedar! This beautiful specimen is bluish green in color and is relatively fast growing in its younger years (it slows down as it ages, not unlike myself), and displays horizontally spreading branches. Quite an eye-catcher and so graceful to boot!

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 6-8

    Mature Height: 60' tall

    Mature Width: 40' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun

    Spacing: 30-40' apart

How To Plant

Blue Atlas Cedar spreads out its broad limbs in the mountains of Algeria and Morocco (the atlantica in its botanical name refers not to the Atlantic Ocean, but to the Atlas Mountains).  Because it is adapted to North Africa, it tolerates much hotter and drier weather than most evergreen trees can.  It doesn’t like windy situations, however, and winter cold is certainly a limiting factor in some areas.  There are gorgeous specimens at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, but where winter lows approach -5°F, growing this tree becomes a dicey proposition.

How To Water

Blue Atlas Cedar will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

It isn't necessary to prune your Blue Atlas Cedar unless you are working to maintain a certain shape. If so, pruning should be done in early spring, before new growth begins to emerge.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zones: 6-8


How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

- Or via Online Chat


Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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