Fresh off the truck – Dwarf Alberta Spruce!
The dwarf Alberta spruce, Picea glauca ‘Conica’ is a small, dense evergreen used widely as an accent specimen or novelty tree. With soft, light green needles and a pyramidal form, the Alberta spruce provides a unique vertical accent to any landscape. It is also a great choice for small spaces and needs little pruning to maintain its compact, pyramidal shape.
Also known as the dwarf white spruce, this popular tree is slow-growing, often taking 25-30 years to reach its mature height of 10-12 feet. For that reason, it’s a valuable evergreen for foundation plantings. It is also a great accent plant that won’t wear out its welcome in a landscape bed among perennials, roses or deciduous shrub plantings.
Don’t let this charmer’s diminutive size fool you: The dwarf Alberta spruce is hardy in zones 2-6 and can handle high winds, cold temperatures, heat and/or drought periods. It may also be pruned into spiral or sheared forms to make attractive container accents at entrances or outdoor living areas.