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Spruce


Picea selections

Spruce

Holding their dense branches aloft, spruce trees grow into perfectly shaped pyramids that become the grace note of any landscape. Most spruces thrive in cold-winter climates and their thick boughs provide a habitat for winter birds. Many varieties develop colorful reddish or purple cones in spring in contrast with the dark green or blue-green needles. Spruces thrive in cool, moist soil but can also tolerate some drought.

Light:
Sun
Zones:
2-8
Plant Type:
Tree,Shrub
Plant Height:
To 100 feet tall
Plant Width:
To 20-30 feet wide
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders,Privacy,Slopes
Special Features:
Attractive Foliage,Fragrant,Winter Interest,Attracts Birds,Deer Resistant
Top Varieties

Picea abies nidiformis is a shrub that slowly forms a dense, low-growing tuft with hollowed center. It grows 5 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Zones 3-8
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Picea omorika 'Bruns' is a lovely selection with dark green needles that are light blue on the bottom. A smaller selection, it grows only 35 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Zones 4-8
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Picea pungens 'Compacta' is a dwarf tree with blue-green needles. It grows 12 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Zones 3-8
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Picea pungens is the most popular spruce. It features stiff branches densely packed with needles. It grows 50 feet tall. Zones 3-8
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Picea pungens 'Procumbens' is a groundcover with silvery-blue needles. It stays under a foot tall and can spread 10 feet or more. Zones 3-8
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Picea glauca 'Conica' bears a perfect conical shape and is slow growing. It reaches 20 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Zones 3-6
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Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa' is a low shrub with silvery-blue needles. It grows 5 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Zones 3-8
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Picea pungens 'Iseli Fastigiate' is a slow-growing selection that offers silvery-blue needles and reaches 50 feet tall and 20 feet wide at maturity. Zones 3-8
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Picea abies 'Little Gem' is a dwarf, cushion-shape evergreen with dark green needles. It grows 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Zones 3-7
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Picea omorika bears dark green needles and forms a narrow pyramid of upward tilting branches. It grows 70 feet tall and only 10 feet wide. Zones 5-8
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Picea orientalis 'Skylands' is a showstopper with small yellow needles and red spring cones. It does best in light afternoon shade. 'Skylands' spruce grows 100 feet tall and 20 feet wide. Zones 5-8
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Picea abies pendula is a slow-growing tree with cascading branches that adds a dramatic note to the landscape. It grows 25 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Zones 3-8
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Picea omorika 'Pendula' is a narrow, upright tree that grows 50 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Zones 5-8
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Picea glauca 'Pendula' is a tall, very narrow tree with light green needles. It grows 50 feet tall and only 8 feet wide. Zones 2-6
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Picea glauca is a pyramid-shape evergreen native to areas of North America. It bears light green needles and grows 60 feet tall and 20 feet wide. Zones 2-6
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