Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa' 5Gal
This charming, globe-shaped evergreen shrub is dwarf, flat-topped and densely branched. The bright blue needles hold their color all year long, but are a brighter hue in summer. Provides a unique accent for that special spot in the garden.
Prefers humus-rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Prefers even moisture but can tolerate periodic drought when well-established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-see-a PUN-jenz glo-BOH-suh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||This little beauty is like a shining sapphire in gardens of hardy green dwarf shrubs. Use it a single accent in Asian schemes or for contrast in gardens heavy in cool colors. Adds brightness to dark parts of the yard and makes a nice low hedge against an emerald lawn. However, its real value is as a simple specimen.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Switch Grass (Panicum); Weigela (Weigela); Speedwell (Veronica); Dwarf Ninebark (Physocarpus); Smoke Tree (Cotinus)|