dwarf spruce tree - Knowledgebase Question

West Seneca, Ne
Question by millyaustin7
May 6, 2010
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Answer from NGA
May 6, 2010

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There are a few to choose from:
Picea abies ?Cupressina? has an upright narrow shape; needles are dark green and branches are strong, withstanding heavy snow better than other narrow-growing conifers. It grows fast, more than 12? per year, reaching 10-12? x 2? in 10 years. Or, ?Nana? ? A dwarf globe shaped shrub with two-toned needles, green on top and white beneath that lend a silvery cast to the plant. 'Nana' grows to 3? x 3? in 10 years, maxing out at 8-10? in time.

Colorado Blue Spruce (Picea pungens var glauca) ?Baby Blue Eyes? has an upright pyramid shape. It's a semi-dwarf, and grows 6-8?/yr, reaching 10? in 20 years. ?Fat Albert? is also a semi?dwarf with a broad pyramid shape It 6-10?/yr, reaching 8? x 5? in 10 years.

There are lots of arborvitaes with a pyramidal shape: Nigra Dark Green is a pyramidal shrub with dark green leaves. In general, this conifer is a tall columnar to conical, with fissured, reddish bark. Females bear small cones with a small terminal hook on each scale.

Thuja occidentalis 'Holmstrup', is a compact evergreen with dense branching which creates a pyramidal form. The bright green color and light bushy foliage gives this plant a textured appearance. Holmstrup does well in light shade and tolerates poor drainage.

Thuja occidentalis 'Techy' arborvitae is fast growing and generally have denser foliage than many of the other species of arborvitae. This is one of the hardiest of the arborvitae and a good choice for challenging growing conditions.

Hope this short list is helpful.

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