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Picea glauca 'Echiniformis' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Conifer or Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Foliage

Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

white spruce 'Echiniformis'

Family

Pinaceae


Picea are evergreen trees with rigid, needle-like leaves arranged singly all round the shoots, and narrow, leathery-scaled cones borne near the ends of the shoots

'Echiniformis' is a slow-growing evergreen conifer making a dwarf shrub of dense, squat, rounded habit, with slender grey-green needles

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grows best in moist but well-drained acidic soil but will tolerate some alkalinity

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in spring or grafting in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Gravel Garden, Rock Garden, Low Maintenance or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by adelgids, aphids and conifer red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease free