• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Slow growing 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Does not flower
    Landscape Uses:
    Landscape Uses
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PY-see-uh GLAW-kuh
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact, Narrow
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Does not flower
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Design IdeasThis beautiful blue needled evergreen with its dense, conical form is perfect for formal gardens. Use in conjunction with short sheared hedges and parterres. Try two to flank a fountain, entry door, gateway or classical sculpture. Incorporate into foundation planting for welcome verticals between windows with geometry that is stunning under snow. Combine with other evergreens in shrub borders for diversity of form and color and with flowering and colored foliage shrubs.
    Companion PlantsCreate a native woodland garden with Snowberry, Hyssop, Dogwood, and Potentilla, or a formal European look with Boxwood, Euonymus and the silver foliage of Fescue, Lavender, and Dead Nettle. The silvery blue foliage is always complemented by purple foliage plants like Ninebark, Barberry, and Smoke Tree.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This conifer is native to a number of states adjacent to the Canadian border, through Canada into Alaska. The trouble with blue-needled Dwarf Albert Spruce is that they unpredictably revert back to green. Blue Wonder does not have this tendency. This variety was introduced by Kordes nursery of Germany. Alberta spruce is grown as Christmas trees and fresh cut greens used in holiday decorating. Oils have some commercial value. Native Americans used its gum as a salve and brewed the resin into medicinal drink for childbirth and other ailments.