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Picea abies Jalako Gold


spruce 'Jalako Gold'

Compact form perfect for a small garden

A really delightful dwarf spruce forming a rounded globe of soft, crowded needles in slightly bobbly clumps giving a textured, almost knitted appearance. The tips of the shoots are bright, yellow green against the darker older needles. It is very slow growing to 30cm (1ft) in height and spread. A great plant for a small garden and an architectural contrast to the form of most other plants.


Plant in full sun at the front of border, on the rock garden, in gravel or scree, or in a pot or container. Ideal where space is limited.


Any well-drained fertile soil. Best surrounded with grit or gravel to protect foliage from wet and soil splash. Use a loam based compost with grit in pots. No pruning required. 

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Conifer
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Flowering April - May
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 10 cm
Medicinal Yes
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Loam, Clay, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Rock garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From January to December