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Picea glauca var. albertiana ‘Sander’s Blue’ (White Spruce)

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Picea glauca var. albertiana ‘Sander’s Blue’ (White Spruce) is a dense, dwarf evergreen conifer of pointed, conical habit with perfectly uniform branching. Its fine slate blue needles when young turn green as the plant gets older, often creating a pretty bi-color effect. A slow grower, 3-6 in. per year (7-15 cm), this Dwarf White Spruce makes a glorious accent in a mixed border and is perfect in any garden settings.

  • Grows up to 6 ft. tall (180 cm) and 3 ft. wide (90 cm).
  • 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, conifer red spider mite and honey fungus. Easy to grow and easy to care for.
  • No pruning required.
  • Propagate by grafting in winter, or semi-hardwood cuttings in summer.

Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 6
Heat Zones 1 - 6
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, Trees
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 5' - 6'
(150cm - 180cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Picea pungens (Colorado Blue Spruce)
Picea abies (Norway Spruce)
Picea pungens var. glauca (Colorado Blue Spruce)
Picea rubens (Red Spruce)
Picea mariana ‘Nana’ (Black Spruce)
Picea engelmannii (Engelmann Spruce)

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 - 6
Heat Zones 1 - 6
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, Trees
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 5' - 6'
(150cm - 180cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage
How Many Plants
Do I Need?
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