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Dwarf Norway Spruce

Picea abies 'Pumila'

SKU
06458
Attractive, globe-shaped evergreen shrub. Spreading habit useful as an informal hedge or landscape accent. Interesting blue-green needles cover dense branches. Attracts birds.
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Botanical PronunciationPY-see-a AY-beez
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 3 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasA very useful shrub in cold climates, this big bushy Spruce is perfect for hedges and as background planting. Plant as a single specimen to allow its natural form to show. Good cover-up for foundations, fences or mechanical equipment.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsButterfly Bush (Buddleja); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Weigela (Weigela); Dwarf Ninebark (Physocarpus); Stonecrop (Sedum)

Prefers slightly acidic, well-drained soils, but adaptable to most soil types; avoid wet, shady sites. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

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