Cedrus Atlantica | Elie Abel Carriere

Cedrus Atlantica is a native species of Algeria and the Altus Mountains of North Africa. It grows to a large coniferous tree, some over 40 meters in height. The leaf length is about 10-25cm and the cones are 10-12cm, standing upwards and golden brown in colour. Ecologically this cedar is well adapted to cool climates as its native to altitudes of 1400 to 2200 metres. The various forms include upright, weeping with golden or blueish leaves. It is well adapted to temperate climates but will tolerate hot dry soils. The author of the name was Elie Abel Carriere, born 1818 in France. His most important work was on conifers in the period between 1850 to 1870.

from the series 18th Century Plant Collectors by Robert Kean 

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