Picea abies 'Pumila Nigra'

Dwarf Dark Norway Spruce

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Medium to fast especially in youth
Mature Height - 3-4’
Mature Width - 3-4'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious, spread on the crowns of the trees and reddish pink in color
Fruit - Cones are cylindrical, 4-6” long, 1.5-2” wide, purple or green in youth, light brown at maturity
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Bark - Usually thin on young trees; on old trees thick with small, thin, gray-brown, flaking surface scales.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplant balled-and-burlapped in large sizes (3-4’ and greater); move readily because of shallow, spreading root system; performs best in moderately moist, sandy, acid, well-drained soils; prefers cool climate.
Native Habitat - Introduced in colonial times. Northern and central Europe, specifically from Ural Mountains to the Balkan Peninsula to Switzerland, Norway and northern Finland.
Diseases and Insects - Susceptible to red spider, spruce gall aphid, budworm and borers.
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Plants of this taxon:
Bed 20

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Spruce.
- Other plants of the family Pinaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Picea.
- Other plants of the species Picea abies.