Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Dwarf Alberta Spruce

{Picture of Dwarf Alberta Spruce}

Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Medium Evergreen
  • Scientific Name: Picea glauca 'Conica' Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Spruce
  • Parent: Picea glauca
  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 4-6'
  • Bloom Color: Not Applicable
  • Habit: Conical
  • Culture:

    Adaptable. Full sun.

  • Notes:

    A dense conical selection with all juvenile foliage. Is extremely slow growing (2-3"/year).

  • Pruning:

    Pine, spruce and fir trees should not be pruned as they are most beautiful when allowed to develop their natural form. It is also important to locate these trees on a site with adequate space so that pruning will not be required to keep them from crowding buildings, walkways, etc.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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