This spruce has blue foliage and drooping branches. It grows 3 or 4 inches a year, eventually spreading to about 8 feet wide and 4 feet tall, with silvery needles like its parent species.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsSlow to grow and develop its characteristic outline. Usually used as a solitary specimen plant, but its crisp, sharp texture could add spark to a perennial border. Use in mass plantings.
CareGrow in deep, moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic soil.
PropagationGraft in winter.
ProblemsGall insects, aphids, caterpillars, sawfly, spider mites, lesion nematode, and scale instects. Various wood rots, witches' broom, mistletoe, rust, and needle cast
- Genus : Picea
- Zones : 3, 4
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Growth Rate : Slow
- Plant Type : Trees