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Dwarf Black Spruce

Picea mariana 'Nana'

Pronunciation: PY-see-a mar-ee-AY-na
SKU #06447
3-8

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OVERVIEW
Description A standout in the rock garden, forming an attractive broad dense globe of lovely blue-green needles. A very slow growing evergreen that will require little to no maintenance. A great filler between larger trees and shrubs. Works well en masse in borders and along driveways, or as a single accent in a rock garden.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Conifer; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Extremely slow growing; reaches only 3 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Rounded
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge
Design Ideas This carefree spreading conifer has a powerful blue cast that adds welcome contrast to bright-green conifers. Use as groundcover, or as a low divider between driveways or along the property line. Good low plant for erosion control; it won't obstruct the view on banks and cut or fill slopes. Ideal filler between upright conifers and broadleaf trees. A candidate for rock gardens, where it spills nicely over boulders and dry stone walls.
Foliage Color Blue-green
Companion Plants Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Switch Grass (Panicum); Dwarf Ninebark (Physocarpus); Weigela (Weigela); Speedwell (Veronica)
CARE
Care Grows easily in moist, slightly acidic, loose, sandy or gravelly loam to fine clay soils. Thrives in cold winter, cool summer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Fertilize in early spring. Slow growing; no pruning necessary.

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