Genus The spruces are evergreen trees with a single trunk and regular annual tiers of horizontal branches forming a narrow to conical crown. They are found across the northern hemisphere, as a major constituent of the boreal forest above and below the Arctic Circle southwards down the main mountain chains of Europe, North America and Asia.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Picea engelmannii ‘Bush’s Lace’ is a vigorous growing form of Engelmann spruce. With a strong central leader, its branches extend out before drooping downward. Unique in that, although the branching is a bit irregular, it still makes a stately presence in the garden.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green - blue needles. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre. Ultimate Height: 10m. Ultimate Spread: 1.5m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: Engelmann spruce is native to the higher elevations of the Rocky and Cascade Mountains and is adapted to dealing with extreme winds and cold.