• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing, to 6 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide in 10 years; to 15 ft. tall with age.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Does not flower
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:2
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Slow growing, to 6 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide in 10 years; to 15 ft. tall with age.
    Special features:Easy Care, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Does not flower
    Design IdeasA striking accent conifer for smaller gardens.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in the moist, acidic sites west of the Cascades Mountain range. Avoid very dry soils. Better pest tolerance to spruce spider mites than other Picea species.
    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
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This selection was discovered by Dick Bush in Aurora, Oregon.