Compacta is an Italian dwarf variety of Atlas cedar. This evergreen conifer has short, sharp, mid green needles. It grows slowly, forming a rounded shrub. To maintain a perfect shape it may be pruned beginning of spring.It is suitable for large rockeries, in full sun. It is widely soil adaptable if it is well-drained. In regions with cold winters mulching is necessary. Fully hardy to min. -21°C (USDA zone 6b), possibly more.
Usual height and width: 0.5-1.8m x 0.5-1.8m
Size/type: medium-sized shrub
Colour of leaves: green
Location: full sun
Flowers: insignificant or non-blooming
USDA zone (lowest): 6b (down to -21°C)
Chlumec 23, 382 32 Velešín, Czech Republic