Picea glauca var. conica

Dwarf White Spruce

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Very slow (about 2-4" per year).
Mature Height - 10 to 12' in 25 to 30 years.
Mature Width - Becomes broadly conical with time
Longevity - 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.
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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.
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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.
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Diseases and Insects - Mites can sometimes be a problem, and has been seen to revert to the species on occasion.
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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.