A selection of Engelmann spruce that develops a strong central leader with lateral branches that hugs the trunk which in time create a skirt around the base of the tree, giving it the form of an arrow. The needles are bluish green all year long. Better pest tolerance to spruce spider mites than other Picea species.
The dwarf Alberta spruce may well be the most popular dwarf conifer in cultivation. Excellent subject for a wide range of topiary forms. This conical plant with fine, dense, green foliage prefers a moderately moist, well drained soil; drought tolerant.
An outstanding weeping selection and a notable example of an old clone which needs to be rediscovered. Distinctive in its very formal habit, yet very pendulous with stiffly held, downward-hanging branches, heavily covered with soft, light bluish green needles forming a narrow, conical shape.
Comparable to Picea glauca 'Conica' except for color. In spring, the new growth is light green, nothing out of the ordinary. In mid-summer, the second flush is nothing but extraordinary; bright, creamy-yellow new growth contrasts dramatically against the dark-green older foliage. Drought resistant.
As a young plant the foliage color is deep blue changing to green than finally becoming a mature plant with a tapestry of green and blue colored foliage. Plant this form wherever your garden needs some relief from plain, green foliage. Blends well with all conifers and perennials . Drought tolerant.