A compact plant with a mature height of 8 feet, this conifer is densely globe-shaped when young, becoming pyramidal as it ages. Needles are soft green on top, bluish green at the bottom.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsA great bicolor conifer for a focal point among lower-growing plantings or in a mixed evergreen/conifer planting. Slow-growing, about 3-6 inches per year.
CarePrefers 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
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Growth Rate : Slow
- Plant Type : Trees