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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Dry Mesic
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
Fruit: Showy
Other: female cones with papery or thin woody scales
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early 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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Child plants: 15 child plants


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Posted by Paul2032 ( Utah - Zone 5b) on Dec 2, 2012 6:50 AM

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.

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Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Nov 30, 2011 5:54 PM

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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