Bush's Lace Engelmann Spruce

Picea engelmannii 'Bush's Lace'

SKU
03326
A superb conifer for smaller gardens. Upright growing, with pendulous branches that create a gray-blue skirt around the base of the tree as it ages. The blue foliage and dramatic weeping habit produces a stunning presence in the landscape. Thrives in cool, moist climates. Better tolerance to spruce spider mites than other spruce species. Evergreen.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationPY-see-a en-gel-MAH-nee-eye
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide in 10 years; to 15 ft. tall with age.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasA striking accent conifer for smaller gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsCustom Soil Blend
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela); Carpet Rose (Rosa); Sedge (Carex); Salvia (Salvia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

Provide deep, loamy, enriched, well-drained soil with consistent moisture. Thrives in cool, moist, acidic sites. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Prune only to remove weak or damaged stems.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-8

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