This is a dwarf conifer with a rounded form. Juvenile needles grow like miniature puffballs on the tips of stubby, round branches and age to a silvery blue on one side and green on the other.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsAn excellent cultivar for a dwarf conifer collection or to accompany perennial plantings. A beautifully formed slow grower, it increases its height and width by about 2 inches a year. New growth is as soft as fur; site where its texture can be appreciated and touched.
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
- Zones : 7, 8
- Uses : Containers
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Growth Rate : Slow
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Plant Type : Trees