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Picea glauca Echiniformis

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White Spruce

Dwarf, dense, round form with blue/grey foliage

This slow growing conifer makes a cushion-like mound of fresh green needles which have a distinctive pine scent if crushed. New growth in spring is fresh green and the older needles have a white covering.

Where?

A gem for a rock garden, container or to grow at the front of a sunny, well drained border.

How?

Happy in any well-drained soil. Use good quality compost for container growing and raise the pot on pot feet through the winter months to help with drainage.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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

Will perform best in these conditions

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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