Alternative shrub for dwarf alberta spruce - Knowledgebase Question

Broadview Hts, OH
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Question by annecampshu
March 23, 2006
I need to replace the dwarf alberta spruces I had planted on both sides of the front door of the house. This is the second time they needed to be replaced after the winter. Can you suggest a shrub that would be about the same size and shape? Thank you.

Answer from NGA
March 23, 2006
You might be able to substitute upright yews that are easily pruned for size and shape. However, I would suggest you consult with your county extension and/or professionally trained nurseryman to figure out why the dwarf Alberta spruces have not done well and to be sure the yews would be a suitable choice for that particular location. If not, they should be able to suggest a substitute that would grow well there for you. Good luck with your replacements.

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