Plants of the Picea Genus

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Picea abies

A fast growing, tall evergreen tree with an interesting habit and long cones. Read more.

  • Picea abies // Norway Spruce, Common Spruce ("straight species")
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  • Picea abies 'Acrocona' // Acrocona Dwarf Norway Spruce
    A large evergreen shrub/small tree with showy, immature, red cones at branch tips in the spring. Read more.
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  • Picea abies 'Clanbrassiliana' // Lord Clanbrassil's Norway Spruce, Clanbrassiliana Norway Spruce
    A dense, dwarf, tightly branched, conical-mounded spruce with very short needles. Read more.

     

  • Picea abies 'Cupressina' // Columnar Norway Spruce, Cypress Norway Spruce, Cupressina Norway Spruce
    A slender, columnar spruce with upward-swept branches, but also branched to the ground. Read more.
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  • Picea abies 'Nidiformis' // Bird's Nest Spruce, Nest Norway Spruce
    A low, spreading, nest-shaped spruce that works in foundation plantings or containers. Read more.

     

  • Picea abies 'Pendula' // Weeping Norway Spruce
    A unique plant with many forms, tall and weeping if staked upwards in youth, or a groundcover if not. Read more.

     

  • Picea abies 'Pumila' // Dwarf Norway Spruce
    A cold-hardy, rounded to flattened, compact dwarf evergreen for containers, foundation or rock garden plantings. Read more.

     

  • Picea abies 'Pumila Nigra' // Dwarf Dark Norway Spruce, Dwarf Black Norway Spruce
    A dwarf, low-mounded shrub with darker twigs and dark green needles, but light green new growth. Read more.

     

  • Picea abies 'Remontii' // Remontii Norway Spruce, Remonti Norway Spruce, Remont Norway Spruce
    One of the finest conical dwarf spruces, with short, yellowish-green needles. Read more.

     

Picea alcoquiana

  • Picea alcoquiana 'Howell's Dwarf' // Howell's Dwarf Alcock's Spruce, Howell's Dwarf Tigertail Spruce
    The most colorful of all bicolor spruces, this dwarf form has yellowish-green foliage on top and silvery-blue on undersides of branches, plus purplish-red cones. Read more.

     

Picea chihuahuana

An endangered species of tall, evergreen tree with great heat tolerance and silvery-blue needles. Read more.

  • Picea chihuahuana // Chihuahua Spruce, Cahuite, Mexican Spruce ("straight species")
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Picea glauca

An excellent, tough, hardy, long-lived, adaptable evergreen tree with gray-green needles. Read more.

  • Picea glauca // White Spruce, Canadian Spruce ("straight species")
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  • Picea glauca f. conica // Dwarf Alberta Spruce, Dwarf White Spruce
    A conical, extremely dwarf, slow-growing White Spruce used as a specimen or novelty plant. Read more.

     

  • Picea glauca 'Pendula' // Weeping White Spruce
    Tall, narrow, tough evergreen tree with a nice weeping habit, for use as a specimen, screen or windbreak. Read more.
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  • Picea glauca var. densata // Black Hills Spruce, Black Hills White Spruce
    A tough, ornamental, conical evergreen tree tolerant of most conditions. Read more.

     

Picea koraiensis

  • Picea koraiensis // Northern Korean Spruce ("straight species")
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Picea omorika

One of the best, most attractive and most adaptable spruces, with bicolor foliage and red male flowers. Read more.

  • Picea omorika // Serbian Spruce ("straight species")
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  • Picea omorika 'Nana' // Dwarf Serbian Spruce, Nana Serbian Spruce
    A rounded to conical, hardy, tough, dwarf version of the Serbian Spruce. Read more.

     

  • Picea omorika 'Pendula' // Weeping Serbian Spruce
    A tough, durable, handsome, weeping spruce with bicolor foliage. Read more.

     

  • Picea omorika 'Pendula Bruns' // Bruns Weeping Serbian Spruce
    Very narrow, and perhaps the most pendulous Serbian Spruce, a tough, hardy tree with bicolor foliage and showy cones. Read more.

     

Picea orientalis

An excellent, tall, narrow conifer tree that holds its dark green foliage color better than most spruces through the winter. Read more.

  • Picea orientalis // Oriental Spruce, Caucasian Spruce ("straight species")
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  • Picea orientalis 'Gowdy' // Gowdy Oriental Spruce
    A short, very narrow, upright-columnar version of Oriental Spruce with short, glossy, dark green foliage year-round. Mulch to protect roots in winter. Read more.

     

  • Picea orientalis 'Skylands' // Skylands Oriental Spruce
    A beautiful yellow-foliaged, slow-growing, narrow-pyramidal version of the Oriental Spruce. Read more.

     

Picea pungens

A tough, hardy, adaptable, green to bluish needled evergreen tree, more drought-tolerant than other spruces. Read more.

  • Picea pungens // Colorado Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce ("straight species")
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  • Picea pungens 'Fastigiata' // Columnar Colorado Blue Spruce
    A compact, narrow, upright form of Colorado Spruce with good steel-blue foliage. Read more.

     

  • Picea pungens 'Fat Albert' // Fat Albert Colorado Blue Spruce, Fat Albert Spruce
    One of the best blue spruces, with a good blue color and a smaller, stout, broad growth habit compared to the species. Read more.

     

  • Picea pungens 'Globosa' // Globe Dwarf Colorado Blue Spruce
    An excellent, compact, dwarf, rounded, gray-blue Colorado Spruce for smaller landscapes or rock gardens. Read more.

     

  • Picea pungens 'Golden Feathers' // Golden Feathers Colorado Spruce
    An amazing Colorado Spruce that begins each spring with bright yellow new growth, becoming chartreuse, then blue-green. Read more.

     

  • Picea pungens 'Hoopsii' // Hoopsii Colorado Blue Spruce
    The most glaucous silver to bluish-white needled, best-growing and best choice of all the different Colorado Blue Spruces. Read more.

     

  • Picea pungens 'Lou's Blue' // Lou's Blue Colorado Spruce
    A tough, cold-hardy, slow-growing spruce with sharp, attractive, bluish needles. Read more.

     

  • Picea pungens 'Pendula' // Weeping Colorado Blue Spruce
    A dwarf, blue, weeping spruce if trained upwards, or a sprawling, mounding groundcover if not vertically trained in youth. Read more.

     

Picea wilsonii

  • Picea wilsonii // Wilson's Spruce ("straight species")
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