Dwarf Alcock Spruce

Picea bicolor 'Prostrata'

Handsome dwarf spreading conifer. Short, bright blue-green soft needles on slightly horizontal branches create an attractive, mounded form. Foliage ages to a more muted blue-green. Grows slowly, just two to four inches per year. Excellent hardy shrub, useful as an accent or in groups. Evergreen.
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Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationPY-see-uh BY-cull-er prost-RAY-tuh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide in 10 years.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsButterfly Bush (Buddleja); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Coneflower (Echinacea); Lavender (Lavandula); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)

Provide well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Requires less frequent watering, once established. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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