Monrovia-Dwarf Alberta Spruce Picea glauca 'Conica' 5 Gal

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A perfect cone-shaped dwarf conifer displaying dense green needles which are soft to the touch. Excellent as a miniature Christmas tree in natural form, or as an artistically pruned topiary. Makes a formal statement in the garden. A superb container specimen. Evergreen.

Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Tolerates a wide range of well-drained soils. Thrives in cold winter, cool summer areas. Site a few feet from structures to allow good air circulation. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune topiary forms regularly to maintain shape.

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Botanical Pronunciation PY-see-uh GLAW-kuh KOH-nee-ka
Lore The genus name Picea translates from the Latin for pitch, a sugar rich gum extracted from spruce trees. Native Americans used its gum as a salve and brewed the resin into medicinal drink for childbirth and other ailments. Its oils have some commercial value.
Average Size at Maturity Grows 8 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Bloom Time Conifer; prized for foliage.
Design Ideas This dense pointed conifer is a perfect front yard Christmas tree for holiday lighting at small city homes. Dense growth means it's also a great screen plant that won't overgrow tight spaces. Use symmetrical form as a single accent, in matched pair or in an evenly spaced series amidst hedges and parterres. Experiment with topiary spirals or poodles for potted specimens on entries and patios, where there's no room to plant. A beautiful choice for woodland gardens or behind water features.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Evergreen
Foliage Color Green
Garden Style Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth Habit Conical
Growth Rate Slow
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Topiary, Windbreak, Wildlife Garden
Light Needs Full sun, Partial sun
Soil Needs All-Purpose Plant Food
Special Feature Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt
Water Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion Plants Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Boxwood (Buxus); Lavender (Lavandula); Spirea (Spiraea); Variegated Dogwood (Cornus)