Blue Wonder Dwarf Alberta Spruce
Picea glauca 'Blue Wonder'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly during first growing season. Water frequency can be reduced once established.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-see-uh GLAW-kuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Windbreak|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly during first growing season. Water frequency can be reduced once established.|
|Companion Plants||Create 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