Picea abies 'Nidiformis'Item #6456 USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 - 8
Versatile, dwarf form is an excellent evergreen for border, accent or container. Outward-curving branches give a bird's nest effect. Tight, compact shape requires little maintenance. Very hardy and wind resistant.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.Average Landscape Size:Slow grower, reaching only 3 to 5 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:PY-see-a AY-beezDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:1 - 6, 14 - 17Growth habit:Compact, RoundGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow grower, reaching only 3 to 5 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.Design IdeasThis is a carefree spreading conifer with bright color that adds welcome contrast to darker shrubs. Use as groundcover or as a low divider between driveways or along the property line. Good low plant that won't obstruct the view from elevated homesites. Ideal filler between upright conifers and broadleaf trees. A candidate for rock gardens, where it spills nicely over boulders and dry stone walls.Companion PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Weigela (Weigela); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Stonecrop (Sedum)
- CareCare InformationHighly adaptable to most soil types. Prefers slightly acidic, well-drained soils; avoid wet, shady sites. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates drought, when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water weekly, or more often in extreme heat, until established.