Conifer, nearly columnar at first, but tips nod and branches hang down, may reach a 12 ft high (3.6 m) in 10 years. Green needles. Rather rare.
Sun or partial shade. Prefers moist, well-drained, deep loamy soil, but tolerates clay soils.
Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Hardier that the much more common C. atlantica ‘Glauca Pendula’. Apparently the plant was first raised by a nurseryman near Paris in about 1873. The name was published in 1875.
Many seedlings of C. atlanica have a conspicuous drooping habit and these trees can be designated as C. atlantica f. pendula (Jacobson).
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