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Picea glauca 'Conica' /Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Picea glauca 'Conica'  / Picea glauca 'Conica'
Compact, erect-growing specimen growing in a container
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Compact, erect-growing specimen growing in a container

In the landscape

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Typical shape of this cultivar

Has dark green, very short needles

Upright, puramidal growth habit

A planting in an Alaskan botanical garden

Very fine specimen at Villa Carlotta on Lake Como in Italy

An old specimen at Villa Carlotta in Italy

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Scientific Name: Picea glauca 'Conica'
Common Name: Dwarf Alberta Spruce
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: A very dwarf spruce that makes a medium sized shrub with compact, pyramidal growth habit and dense foliage. Place it where it can receive full sunlight, good soil drainage and good air circulation so it will not be stranded in high humidity that may cause leaf problems. Performs well as a container plant.