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Spruce, Dwarf Alberta White   /   Picea glauca Conica

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 Dwarf Alberta White Spruce - Picea glauca 'Conica' or Picea albertiana 'Conica' (Latin)

Dwarf Alberta White Spruce - Picea glauca 'Conica'

Geographical origin: Northern America.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 2.5 m, width up to 1.5 m.
Foliage: Evergreen.
Type of soil: Acidic.
Climate: Hardy to -2°C.
Site: Full sun.






Characteristics and uses: 
The Dwarf Alberta White Spruce is a magnificent specimen with fine soft needles.  It has a wide conical form.  This dwarf conifer can be planted in tubs or in shrub borders.  Its growth is rather slow, and because of this it is possible to keep it for several years and use it as a Christmas tree. 

List of Spruces:
Colorado Spruce (Picea pungens), bluish needles, conical shape, dislikes chalky soil
Norway Spruce (Picea abies), dislikes chalky soil
Serbian Spruce, is easily recognised with its narrow weeping shape. Its fruits are conical
Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis), green and silvery grey needles, wide shape

List of Dwarf conifers:
Aurea Nana Oriental Arborvitae (Thuja orientalis 'Aurea Nana'), rounded bushy shape, golden dense foliage
Boulevard Sawara False Cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Boulevard'), rounded and weeping shape, bright green foliage with hints of white
Chinese Hybrid Juniper 'Old Gold' (Juniperus x media 'Old Gold'), spreading shape, golden foliage
Chinese Hybrid Juniper 'Pfitzeriana Aurea' (Juniperus x media 'Pfitzeriana Aurea), spreading shape, golden foliage turning greener in winter
Dwarf Mugo Mughus Pine (Pinus mugo Mughus), rondish and spreading shape, dark green foliage
Dwarf Mugo Pumilio Pine (Pinus mugo Pumilio), bushy spreading shape, dark green foliage

Lawson Cypress 'Columnaris Glauca' (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Columnaris Glauca'), conical shape, blue grey foliage
Lawson Cypress 'Ellwoodii' (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii'), conical shape, grey green foliage
Lawson Cypress 'Ellwood's Gold' (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana Ellwood'sGold'), conical shape, golden green foliage
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