Cedrus atlantica, "Glauca Pendula"
A superb weeping tree with long greenish-blue foliage that hangs down vertically. The Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar’s slender branches will certainly be a talking point for visitors – people often comment that it has a ghostly or ethereal feel to it.
Often used as a specimen conifer, it is good for creating shaded nooks next to ponds, pools and lakes. It should be staked upright after planting in order to train the branches to droop and to create the popular “waterfall” effect (otherwise they will grow outwards, close to the ground). It grows slower and smaller than its non-weeping cousin, the Blue Atlas Cedar.
All conifers are known for their hardiness and resilience against the elements. We often think of them being heavily covered with snow during the winter, but they can look equally as bold and impressive against a bright blue summer sky. Conifers get their name from the “cones” that they produce – which come in all shapes and sizes. Conifer leaves are evergreen and will either be needle-shaped or scale-like.