Little Gem Norway Spruce
Picea abies 'Little Gem'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Very slow growing and compact; reaches 18 in. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Suitable for Topiary|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Companion Plants||Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Dwarf Ninebark (Physocarpus); Stonecrop (Sedum)|
|Care||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.|
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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.