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Blue Wonder Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Picea glauca 'Blue Wonder'

An improved selection with striking gray blue foliage. A standout in any garden! Outstanding in containers framing a doorway, or planted in the landscape in a odd number grouping. Decorate with white lights for Christmas. Evergreen.
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Water regularly during first growing season. Water frequency can be reduced once established.


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Botanical PronunciationPY-see-uh GLAW-kuh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitConical
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly during first growing season. Water frequency can be reduced once established.
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.

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

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