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Picea glauca var. albertiana ‘Alberta Globe’ (White Spruce)

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Picea glauca var. albertiana ‘Alberta Globe’ (White Spruce) is a dwarf, ball-shaped, dense evergreen conifer with perfectly uniform branching. Emerging light green, its fine needles turn to glue-green as they mature. A slow grower, 2 in. per year (5 cm), this Dwarf White Spruce makes a glorious accent in the rock garden.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 16 in. tall (40 cm) and 24 in. wide (60 cm) after 10 years.
  • Performs best in full sun in slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates light shade. Generally prefers cool climates and will struggle in hot and humid climate areas. Provide good air circulation.
  • Perfect as a distinctive specimen plant in the sunny border, cottage gardens, rock gardens or containers.
  • Watch for adelgids, aphids or conifer red spider mite. Easy to grow and easy to care for.
  • No pruning required.
  • Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in spring or grafting in winter.

Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Pinaceae
Genus Picea
Common names White Spruce, Spruce, Alberta Spruce
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Picea pungens (Colorado Blue Spruce)
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Picea rubens (Red Spruce)
Picea mariana ‘Nana’ (Black Spruce)
Picea engelmannii (Engelmann Spruce)

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Pinaceae
Genus Picea
Common names White Spruce, Spruce, Alberta Spruce
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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