• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Grows 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; 40 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide in time.
    Key Feature:
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PY-see-a PUN-jenz GLAW-ka
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 6, 14 - 17, 32 - 45
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Grows 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide in 10 years; 40 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide in time.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Design IdeasThis is the ideal Spruce for the small garden. Reaching just fifteen feet tall, it is excellent for front lawns in the most limited landscapes, or use as a background foliage plant behind beds and borders. Good choice to fill up a bare corner or to provide mass in gardens of dwarf conifers and other very hardy low-growing plants. Dense and durable, it works well in windbreaks, shelterbelts, as a screen or sound barrier.
    Companion PlantsDwarf Ninebark (Physocarpus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Salvia (Salvia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers humus-rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Prefers even moisture but can tolerate periodic drought when well-established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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