Plants: Cedrus atlantica 'Compacta' - Atlas cedar

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Cedrus atlantica 'Compacta' - Atlas cedar

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
Leaves: conifer
Size/type: medium-sized shrub
Colour of leaves: green
Blooming time:
Location: full sun
Flowers: insignificant or non-blooming
USDA zone (lowest): 6b (down to -21°C)
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