Dwarf White Spruce
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Very slow (about 2-4" per year).Mature Height - 10 to 12' in 25 to 30 years.Mature Width - Becomes broadly conical with timeLongevity - Long; attains age of 250-300 years
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - pale red monoecious becoming yellow, pistillate purple; late-May.Fruit - Pendulous, cylindrical cones, 1-2" long.Leaf - Fall Color - All seasons- bluish green.Bark - Thin, flakey or scaly, ashy brown; freshly exposed layer somewhat silvery.Other Features - The foliage (needles 0.25-0.5" long) is light green, densely set, and the needles radiate around the stem, interesting specimen or novelty plant.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplants readily; makes its best growth on moist loam or alluvial soils; best in full sun, but tolerant of some shade.Native Habitat - Diseases and Insects - Mites can sometimes be a problem, and has been seen to revert to the species on occasion.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
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 glauca.