Trees - Spruce

most spruces like neutral to acid soil, moderate to slightly heavier water, full to moderate sun


picea abies
Norway Spruces

picea abies
Norway Spruce

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picea abies 'Minima'
compact norway spruce


picea abies 'Procumbens'
creeping norway spruce


Picea abies 'Little Gem
"Little Gem" Norway Spruce "little gem"


picea abies pumila
Dwarf Norway Spruce


Picea abies 'echiniformis'
Hedgehog Norway Spruce


Picea glauca
Alberta Spruce:

Picea glauca 'Conica'
Dwarf Alberta Spruce


picea glauca
Birdsnets Spruces

picea glauca 'Echiniformis'
Dwarf birdsnest spruce / hedgehog spruce 

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Dense minature globe with blue gray foliage.

Picea abies "Nidiformis"
Birdsnest Spruce -


Picea omorika 'Pimoko'
Serbian Spruce

introduced in 1980, is among the smallest of the dwarf forms of this plant. It grows only about an inch & a half a year, forming a foot high, sixteen inch wide domed mound in ten years. As a bonsai with limited resources for its roots & expert pruning, it can remain even smaller. The species has additionally provided weeping forms, skinny upright forms, wide conical forms, prostrate forms, & varieties that are curiously irregular. The spruce needles are themselves miniatures at only one-fourth inch length, densely compact. The needles are grey-green to dark blue-green, having silvery-white stomotal bands. It can make quite a startling contrast alongside a regular dark green or a yellow-green dwarf conifer.
It wants rich humusy soil, moist with perfect drainage, & lots of sun, though it can sunburn in particularly lengthy hot days, or windburn in exposed locations during winter.


picea pungens glauca
Colorado Blue Spruce

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Conifer (cone bearing) tree with distinctive blue-green evergreen needles. The tree color can vary from dark green through all shades of blue-green to powderwhite blue. Prefers full sun.