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