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Little Gem Norway Spruce

Picea abies 'Little Gem'

Pronunciation: PY-see-a AY-beez
SKU #06455
2-8

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Rounded
STYLE
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.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Dwarf Ninebark (Physocarpus); Stonecrop (Sedum)
CARE
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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

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