I got this golden Atlas Cedar from a reputable nursery last year and was assured it was not going to be a large tree, i.e. not the Deadara. It was ID'd as C. libani var. atlantica 'Aurea' on this forum and it does appear to be a golden version of the more common blue atlas cedar with its more upright branching and short needles. This Spring I have been surprised to see tremendous growth with new needles that are more than twice the length of the previous year. I hope this spurt is due to the fact that it was planted in rich soil and not because it really is a Deadara. --see pics. Last year I watered it well after planting, but this year am not planning to water much at all. I do not have the space for a Deadara. The first two pics I took today, where you can see last year's short needles compared to the very long new needles. The third pic is from the same date last year. Any thoughts?