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Bush's Lace Engelmann Spruce

Picea engelmannii 'Bush's Lace'

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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Full sun, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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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 RateSlow
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
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

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

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