Picea abies 'Nidiformis'Item #6456 USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 - 8
This versatile, dwarf conifer is an excellent choice for an evergreen border, accent or container plant. The outward-curving branches with dense, dark green needles create an interesting bird's nest effect. Its tight, compact shape requires little maintenance. Very hardy and wind resistant.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing; reaches 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 growing; reaches 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 home sites. 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 InformationPrefers slightly acidic, well-drained soils, but adaptable to most soil types; avoid wet, shady sites. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Apply general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.