Dwarf Alberta Spruce
Picea glauca 'Conica'
Pronunciation: PY-see-uh GLAW-kuh KOH-nee-ka
|Description||A perfect cone-shaped dwarf conifer displaying dense green needles. Excellent as a miniature Christmas tree in natural form, or as an artistically pruned topiary. Makes a formal statement in the garden. A superb container specimen. Evergreen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Grows 8 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Windbreak, Suitable for Topiary|
|Design Ideas||This dense pointed conifer is a perfect front yard Christmas tree for holiday lighting at small city homes. Dense growth means it's also a great screen plant that won't overgrow tight spaces. Use symmetrical form as a single accent, in matched pair or in an evenly spaced series amidst hedges and parterres. Experiment with topiary spirals or poodles for potted specimens on entries and patios, where there's no room to plant. A beautiful choice for woodland gardens or behind water features.|
|Companion Plants||Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Boxwood (Buxus); Lavender (Lavandula); Spirea (Spiraea); Variegated Dogwood (Cornus)|
|Care||Tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils. Thrives in cold winter, cool summer areas. Site a few feet from structures to allow good air circulation. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune topiary forms regularly to maintain shape.|
|Lore||The genus name Picea translates from the Latin for pitch, a sugar rich gum extracted from spruce trees. Native Americans used its gum as a salve and brewed the resin into medicinal drink for childbirth and other ailments. Its oils have some commercial value.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.