Native to a number of Northern states, Canada and Alaska, Dwarf Alberta Spruce is grown as Christmas trees and fresh cut greens for holiday decorating, but always makes a formal statement in city gardens. "Spruce" up the décor with this dwarf tree artistically trained by Monrovia craftsmen into a spiral, featuring dense, green needles which are soft to the touch. Display it in a terra cotta or antique metal container.
- Blooms: Produces no flowers
- Mature Size: Tight conical habit grows to 6-8' tall, 4-5' wide
- Growth Habits: Slow growing; conical
- Light Exposure: Full sun
- See Climate Guide to learn if this plant is appropriate for your recipient
- Stunning addition to a garden and landscape or patios, terraces and entryways as a container plant
- Measures 24"H at shipping
Add a decorative touch for the patio or terrace with:
- Our mesa-colored resin planter, available for an additional $10; measures 8"H x 8"D
This dense pointed Dwarf Alberta Spruce trimmed into a spiral is an ideal front yard sculpture for small city homes. The dense slow growth habit also makes it a decorative, easy care accent that won't overgrow tight spaces. Utilize the symmetrical form as a single accent, in matched pairs or in an evenly spaced series amidst hedges and parterres. Experiment with topiary spirals in containers by dressing the base with colorful trailing or low growing flowering plants for even more seasonal excitement. A beautiful choice for woodland gardens or behind water features.
Picea Glauca Conica is the botanical name for the miniature, cone-shaped evergreen tree commonly known as the Dwarf Alberta Spruce.
This conifer is native to a number of states adjacent to the Canadian border, through Canada into Alaska. Alberta spruce is grown as Christmas trees and fresh cut greens used in holiday decorating. The oils from this tree have some commercial value.
The name Picea translates from the Latin for pitch, a sugar rich gum extracted from spruce trees. Native Americans used its gum as a salve and brewed the resin into medicinal drink for childbirth and other ailments.
The Dwarf Alberta Spruce grows at an extremely slow rate, with growth of 2 to 4 inches per year. It reaches a mature height of about 6-8 feet and width of 4-5 feet over the course of about 35 years. It thrives in full to partial sun and rewards you with foliage that is compact and bright green. The needles are short, tightly placed and soft to the touch.
The artisans at Monrovia have expertly trained this Dwarf Alberta Spruce into a spiral shape, creating a stunning visual and focal point for your garden landscape that makes a formal statement.