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Blue Atlas Cedar Tree


im after some advice on replacing a very large Blue Atlas Cedar tree planted in my front garden. At the moment its over shadowing our house. Although its a lovely looking tree, its just grown too large.

We are looking for a medium sized evergreen tree, that would be a good substitute. Does anyone have any suggestion.

Thank you in advance.



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,706

    How far from the house will it be planted ?

  • Currently its about 12 feet away from the house, but im hoping to replant a replacement 17 feet away

  • Sunny spot? Good drainage? Big pittosporum tenuifolium (Abbotsbury Gold or Garnettii), or perhaps hoheria sexstylosa.  Hoheria is a very pretty, airy tree, with white flowers in June.  If the ground's chalky or acidic and it's a shadier site, then what about one of the variegated hollies, ilex 'Golden King' or 'Argentea Marginata' - both female, so you'd get berry, hopefully.  


  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    any of the crab apples, rowans, birches, small maples would all do fine and give good colour at various times of the year.

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