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Picea glauca var. albertiana Globe

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Alberta Spruce

Slow growing dwarf round conifer

A little charmer that makes a very slow growing, mound of tightly knit needle-like leaves that you will just want to keep patting. Fresh sea-green needles each spring age to deep green, giving interest all year round.

Where?

A great choice for a container or to grow at the front of a sunny border or in a rock garden.

How?

Happy in any well-drained soil. Use a 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

Property Value
Plant type Conifer
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 25 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Medium
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 Patio container, Rock garden, Gravel garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From January to December