Little Gem Norway Spruce

Picea abies 'Little Gem'

SKU
06455
Rich green needles form a dense, naturally flat-topped globe. This small, slow-growing evergreen requires practically no maintenance. A stunning accent for landscape and rock gardens, or planted as low filler between larger conifers in borders.
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Botanical PronunciationPY-see-a AY-beez
Average Size at MaturityVery slow growing and compact; reaches 18 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis is a lovely little mound of foliage that's perfect for beds and borders featuring mixed conifers and low-growing shrubs. May be used in a naturalistic setting in rock or wild gardens. Exploit its neat rounded shape in a controlled formal garden. Plant as a specimen or in spaced groups. May also be used to line edges of pavement or garden pathways. Makes a good support plant for sheared topiary specimens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Topiary, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsButterfly Bush (Buddleja); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Dwarf Ninebark (Physocarpus); Stonecrop (Sedum)

Prefers slightly acidic, well-drained soils, but adaptable to most soil types; avoid wet, shady sites. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

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