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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 71 of 365 Days of Container Gardening

Horstmann blue atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica), Heuchera and blue and orange violas.



At December 12, 2010 at 12:51 PM , Blogger Stephanie Suesan Smith, Ph.D. said...

Would this stand up to being lightly decorated as a living Christmas tree?

At December 15, 2010 at 7:38 PM , Blogger barbara wise said...

Yes, Stephanie, this will handle the single strand mini lights and very light ornaments. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

At June 30, 2011 at 1:27 PM , Blogger KJ said...

What a great little tree! I have one as well that I just purchased, and mine is also going to be in a container. So, I have some questions for you. What zone are you in? What kind of container do you use? How long as yours been a container tree? What do you use for the soil media? What exposure do you keep it? Thank you in advance for your answers, and thank you for sharing the photos of your tree. They are such awesome little miniature trees! Remind of of the pointy spruces of the boreal forests, only they are blue. =o)

At July 31, 2011 at 6:51 PM , Anonymous Brad said...

I have a horstmann that was planted 2 years ago. The first year it had little to no change, but year 2 is unreal. I put evergreen food stakes around the tree this spring and I must have 9 inches of new beautiful growth off every branch. It is by far the nicest evergreen we have planted. The best part is that its is only going to get half the size of a blue atlas cedar. We live in Pennsylvania so the winters can be a bit harsh at times but the tree seemed to thrive on the cold and snow and even ice storms we had this year. Overall its a great addition to any landscape because of the color throughout the colorless winter months.

At November 13, 2011 at 6:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if this tree will grown in zone 7a in Tennessee?


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