Trees - Spruce


Colorado Blue Spruce (picea pungens glauca)

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Conifer (cone bearing) tree with distinctive blue-green evergreen needles. The tree color can vary from dark green through all shades of blue-green to powderwhite blue. Prefers full sun.



Norway Spruces:


Norway Spruce (picea abies)

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compact norway spruce - (picea abies 'Minima')


 



creeping norway spruce - (picea abies 'Procumbens')



Norway Spruce "little gem" (Picea abies 'Little Gem')


 



Dwarf Norway Spruce (picea abies pumila)



Hedgehog Norway Spruce - (Picea abies 'echiniformis')



Alberta Spruce:



Dwarf Alberta Spruce - (Picea glauca 'Conica')



Dwarf birdsnest spruce / hedgehog spruce (picea glauca 'Echiniformis')

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Dense minature globe with blue gray foliage.



Serbian Spruce:



Serbian Spruce (Picea omorika 'Pimoko')
introduced in 1980, is among the smallest of the dwarf forms of this plant. It grows only about an inch & a half a year, forming a foot high, sixteen inch wide domed mound in ten years. As a bonsai with limited resources for its roots & expert pruning, it can remain even smaller. The species has additionally provided weeping forms, skinny upright forms, wide conical forms, prostrate forms, & varieties that are curiously irregular. The spruce needles are themselves miniatures at only one-fourth inch length, densely compact. The needles are grey-green to dark blue-green, having silvery-white stomotal bands. It can make quite a startling contrast alongside a regular dark green or a yellow-green dwarf conifer.
It wants rich humusy soil, moist with perfect drainage, & lots of sun, though it can sunburn in particularly lengthy hot days, or windburn in exposed locations during winter.

 



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