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?
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.