Superb Accent Evergreen Dwarf Alberta Spruce
- Perfect Cone-Shaped Evergreen
- Never Needs Pruning
- Useful Size for Modern Landscapes
- Adds Critical Structure to Landscape Designs
- Cute, Yet Sophisticated
- Hardy and Durable
- Easy Care
Did you know that professional garden designers often start planning landscapes around evergreen trees and shrubs? It’s because they provide year-long structure, and set the stage for the overall look of the design.
One of the best options for a pop of evergreen color is the short-needled, miniature Dwarf Alberta Spruce (Picea glauca ‘Conica’). This delightful, naturally petite evergreen tree adds steady color and fine-texture in every season.
Don’t let that dwarf size fool you. It is a tree, after all – albeit a small one – and has a dignified presence that grounds the other plants around it.
Our talented artisan growers also shape Topiary Spirals and Pom Poms of clipped Dwarf Alberta Spruce. Or, you can choose this natural plant, which will slowly grow into a charming pyramid. It will become a perfect accent anywhere you place it.
Why not mix both the natural and the Topiary together? They will play off each other and create a very memorable focal point without fuss or muss.
Dwarf Alberta Spruce features bright-green foliage. It is a popular choice among gardeners, and is often grown for living Christmas trees or holiday decorating.
Deer tend to leave it alone, but local songbirds will love it. They like to take shelter amongst the densely-held, short needles.
Plant it in the ground, or use it in large exterior containers. It makes a statement with its excellent, overall pyramidal form, and is sure to become one of your favorites.
Frankly, it’s hard not to fall in love with the character of this plant. Don’t be surprised if you start to consider it one of the family
Use a single tree as a specimen, or incorporate several throughout your landscape. With it’s clean good looks and easy nature, you’ll be glad you made this choice.
Order your Dwarf Alberta Spruce from the experts at Nature Hills today!
How to Use Dwarf Alberta Spruce in the Landscape
This versatile, care-free, evergreen tree makes a fantastic backdrop for flowering plants. For a solid screen, plant it 3 feet on center, measuring from the trunk to trunk.
Add it to your foundation planting. It won’t outgrow it’s space, but will certainly add a lot of visual interest all through the year.
Dwarf Alberta Spruce is a perfect plant to use in large pots or urns on either side of your front entrance. Try mixing it with your other container plants on the patio or deck.
Plan ahead for Holiday decoration of exterior pots. Pro Tip: order early to avoid the rush as people are prepping their winter displays.
It doesn’t take much to turn this cute little tree into a living Christmas Tree! Even a big, red bow wrapped around it can be very effective.
Dwarf Alberta Spruce can be kept in containers for many, many years. Keep your exterior pots placed out of the worst of the winter winds for best results. Be sure to water containers well into fall, only stopping once the ground is frozen.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Plant in full sun location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. The ideal spot would have a bit of protection from wind, but still have good air circulation.
Dwarf Alberta Spruce performs best in well-drained soils. If you see puddles long after a rainfall, you’ll want to plant in a raised bed to improve your drainage.
They need an even amount of moisture on a regular basis. Water well into fall to protect your plant from winter burn. Adding mulch is a great idea to keep the root system nice and cool.
Be careful not to give them too much water, and try to keep the needles dry. It’s best to water the soil using drip irrigation, rather than overhead watering.
It rarely needs pruning. Dwarf Alberta Spruce maintains its perfect cone shape without any extra effort required.
This endearing evergreen will be a wonderful addition to your landscape this season. Order a few from us today and begin enjoying its unique characteristics!