General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 10 to 13 feet (3-4m)
Plant Spread: 7 to 10 feet (2.1-3m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fragrant
Needled
Fruit: Showy
Other: female cones with papery or thin woody scales
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Flowers: Other: soft male cones
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Seeds are inside cones
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Child plants: 15 child plants

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Common names
  • Dwarf Alberta Spruce
  • Alberta Spruce
  • Spruce

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Location: my garden, UT
Date: 2016-05-04

Date: 2017-04-09
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2014-10-04
"Picea glauca 'Conica' 2014, Alberta Spruce, PYE-see-uh GLAW-kuh,
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2020
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-02-07
"Picea glauca 'Conica', 2017, [Alberta White Spruce], PYE-see-uh
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2020-10-23
This specimen was planted 11 years ago (photo taken in 2020), and
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2020-10-23
Needle length is in proportion to the overall plant, namely petit
Location: Fairfax, VA | October 2022
Date: 2022-10-24
Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada
Date: 2012-05-13

Date: 2016-03-30

Date: 2015-06-08
Location: 382 River Road, Pequea, PA 17565
Date: August 5, 2015
Tough, reliable evergreen shrub with few or no problems in mid-At
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2018-01-08
"Picea glauca 'Conica', 2018, [Alberta White Spruce], PYE-see-uh
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2014-10-04
"Picea glauca 'Conica' 2014, Alberta Spruce, PYE-see-uh GLAW-kuh,

Date: 2013-05-16
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2017-12-19
Plants with reverted branches.
Location: Home
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2020-10-23
The compact, dense growth habit is easily seen in this shot of th
Location: Michigan State University Hidden Lake Garden, Tipton, MI
Date: 2011-05-25
Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada
Date: 2012-05-13

Date: 2012-12-01
Location: Fairfax, VA | December 2022
Date: 2022-12-03
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2017-01-16
An almost entirely reverted plant.

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden
Date: 2011-10-14

Date: 2012-12-17
Location: KALAMA WA
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Location: Illinois, US
Date: 2010-02-08
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-03-10
An almost totally reverted plant.
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-03-10
An almost totally reverted plant.
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Comments:
  • Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Dec 2, 2012 6:50 AM concerning plant:
    Dwarf Alberta Spruce are widely planted in landscapes here in Utah. Its scientific name is Picea glauca 'Conica'. It is a sport of the white spruce, Picea glauca. As the Alberta Spruce matures, a part of the plant may revert to the white spruce, which spoils the conical form.. They are plagued by spider mites here, which make the needles turn brown and drop. One of the best ways to deal with this is washing the shrub with a hard stream of water on a regular basis.
  • Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Nov 30, 2011 5:54 PM concerning plant:
    Dwarf Alberta Spruce is an evergreen shrub that forms a near perfect cone shape. Dense, nice light green foliage. It makes an interesting specimen accent plant as well as adding winter interest to the landscape. Useful as a foundation plant. They do well in my zone 3a garden.
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