Cedrus atlantica 'Horstmann' / Horstmann Atlas cedar

Lacking the space for the massively growing Blue Atlas cedar? Horstmann nursery in Germany found the solution!

Cedrus atlantica 'Horstmann' is a comparatively slow-growing, narrow selection of Atlas cedar that grows with multiple leaders and layered horizontal branching that holds attractive, powder Blue needles. It is a highly recommended option for those who like the look of the Blue Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca'), but lack a landscape of sufficient size to support such a massive plant.

After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 feet (2 m) tall and 3 feet (1 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the 1970s by Günter Horstmann Nursery of Schneverdingen Germany.

Cedrus atlantica 'Horstmann' — a well maintained specimen in a private garden in Washington state.
Photo by Ellen Smart
Cedrus atlantica 'Horstmann' in the display garden of a commercial nursery in Oregon.
Photo by Monrovia Nursery, inc.