Picea glauca var. ‘Albertiana Conica'
Alberta Spruce ‘Conica'
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.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery Picea Glauca Var. ‘Albertiana Conica' grows into a perfect cone, making it a table-top Christmas tree alternative. Plant in the ground and mix with other plant groups such as heathers to create a mix of colour and texture in the garden. 'Conica' is a neat, cone-shaped, dense, dwarf evergreen conifer with light green needles later turning light bluish-green
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Green-blue needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre.
Ultimate Height: 1.5 - 2.5m.
Ultimate Spread: 1 - 1.5m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: Will thrive in any soil type, but needs good drainage and some moisture. Will happily live in a container on your patio too, expect growth rate of approximately 10cm year.