Cedrus Atlantica ‘Glauca Pendula’

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Bronwen Carling asked 9 years ago

I have a Cedrus Atlantica ‘Glauca Pendula’ which is 5 years old. It’s about 5ft tall and the leader has now reached the ground. I am wondering what i should do next, if anything, to help it change direction?

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The weeping Atlantic cedar only weeps because it has been trained up on a stem. Without this, it would just straggle along the ground.

Left as it is, it will just from a mushroom shape at the same height. 

If you want to create a higher tier of branches, you will have to fix a stake to the existing support stake, making sure it is not already rotten, and then tie up into position a suitable branch or branches over a period of years.

Wind can interfere with this so the branches need to be secure. Tie with soft string to avoid damage to the stems and re-tie as needed.