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 abies 'Rydal' is a slow-growing, conical, coniferous, evergreen shrub or small tree with blunt, needle-like, four-sided, dark green leaves, deep crimson when young in spring. Cylindrical, dark green female cones turn brown with age.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green - crimson needles. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre. Ultimate Height: 5m. Ultimate Spread: 1.5m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.