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Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree

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$25.99
  • Blueish green evergreen foliage
  • Matures to 6-8' H x 4-5' W
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 3 - 8
  • Plant in partial to full sun
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Description

A true landscaping treasure, the Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree is a reliable evergreen landscape fixture that never fails to provide a classic touch all year long. Dense needle foliage is soft to the touch with an eye-catching blueish-green tint. Additionally, this conifer features a naturally pyramidal growth habit, with very little, if any, pruning needed to maintain its form. It naturally maxes out at around 6-8' H x 4-5' W.

A slow-growing nature makes trimming infrequent and means that this plant is ideal for topiaries and container garden specimens.

Use it as a screen. Once it reaches an appropriate height, its foliage proves largely impenetrable to the eye. Likewise, the wind will find it difficult to make it through a mature specimen.

Expect birds to find shelter and places to raise their young in these beauties.

Fans of the holidays will be thrilled to have a Dwarf Alberta when the Christmas season rolls around. It's an absolute natural for decorating as an outdoor Christmas tree. Specifically, try planting a small cluster of them and wrapping them with strands of lights every year. Throw a few wrapped-present decorations underneath and you've got a phenomenal display ready to go.

While your Spruce is still young, you may try planting it in a container. The added lift will give it more of a presence, and it can serve as a small Christmas tree next to a walkway or patio.

Check out two other cold-hardy varieties, the Baby Blue Colorado Spruce and the Dwarf Mugo Pine 'Pumilio'.

Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree Care

This Spruce is primarily suited for colder climates, namely USDA Zones 3-8. It's capable of withstanding temperatures between -40° and -30° F once fully established (now that's what I call chilly).

Plant this tree in Partial to Full Sun for best results.

Water frequently during the first year after planting in order to establish a healthy root system, 2-3 times per week during average weather conditions. This will help to ensure its success in the years to come.

The Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree grows best in rich soil with good drainage.

Fertilize with a high-nitrogen acidic fertilizer in early spring, preferably before it has started to flush out with new growth. Furthermore, reapply fertilizer again at the beginning of summer to encourage faster growth.

How to Plant Your Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree

Find your planting location based on the Dwarf Alberta's growing requirements. Then, Dig a hole three times the width of the root ball (the clump of roots and soil in the pot) of your plant. Mix your native soil with gardening soil to provide extra nutrients. Backfill the hole with the dirt mixture and top with 3-4 inches of mulch to help retain moisture. Water your new planting 2-3 times per week for the first growing season.

Popular Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree Companion Plants

In many ways, the sky is the limit when it comes to what goes well with this tree. We recommend planting it with some other cold-hardy evergreens with great texture for a unique rock garden appeal. For instance, the Gold Mop False Cypress really shines alongside it. They both have a slow-growth habit, dynamite texture, and effortless elegance. The Fire Chief Arborvitae and Pancake Arborvitae have a similar effect when planted with it. Alternatively, Groundcover Junipers go beautifully with them as well.

Need a bloomer to go with your Spruces too? Rhododendrons like the Southgate Radiance Rhododendron or Southgate Brandi Rhododendron are perfect accents thanks to their thick leaves and gorgeous flowers.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Spacing Your Plants

Plant your Dwarf Alberta Spruce Trees 3 feet apart for a seamless wall of foliage. Alternatively, space them 6+ feet apart to leave gaps in between your trees.

  • Scientific Name
    Picea glauca 'Conica'
  • Hardiness Zone
    3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Dwarf
  • Feature Color
    Green
  • Uses
    Hedge, Privacy Planting
  • Water Needs
    Water-Wise
  • Bloom Season
    None

Growing Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8

Map of USDA Zones 3-8

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Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree

From $25.99

A true landscaping treasure, the Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree is a reliable evergreen landscape fixture that never fails to provide a classic touch all year long. Dense needle foliage is soft to the touch with an eye-catching blueish-green tint. Additionally, this conifer features a naturally pyramidal growth habit, with very little, if any, pruning needed to maintain its form. It naturally maxes out at around 6-8' H x 4-5' W.

A slow-growing nature makes trimming infrequent and means that this plant is ideal for topiaries and container garden specimens.

Use it as a screen. Once it reaches an appropriate height, its foliage proves largely impenetrable to the eye. Likewise, the wind will find it difficult to make it through a mature specimen.

Expect birds to find shelter and places to raise their young in these beauties.

Fans of the holidays will be thrilled to have a Dwarf Alberta when the Christmas season rolls around. It's an absolute natural for decorating as an outdoor Christmas tree. Specifically, try planting a small cluster of them and wrapping them with strands of lights every year. Throw a few wrapped-present decorations underneath and you've got a phenomenal display ready to go.

While your Spruce is still young, you may try planting it in a container. The added lift will give it more of a presence, and it can serve as a small Christmas tree next to a walkway or patio.

Check out two other cold-hardy varieties, the Baby Blue Colorado Spruce and the Dwarf Mugo Pine 'Pumilio'.

Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree Care

This Spruce is primarily suited for colder climates, namely USDA Zones 3-8. It's capable of withstanding temperatures between -40° and -30° F once fully established (now that's what I call chilly).

Plant this tree in Partial to Full Sun for best results.

Water frequently during the first year after planting in order to establish a healthy root system, 2-3 times per week during average weather conditions. This will help to ensure its success in the years to come.

The Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree grows best in rich soil with good drainage.

Fertilize with a high-nitrogen acidic fertilizer in early spring, preferably before it has started to flush out with new growth. Furthermore, reapply fertilizer again at the beginning of summer to encourage faster growth.

How to Plant Your Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree

Find your planting location based on the Dwarf Alberta's growing requirements. Then, Dig a hole three times the width of the root ball (the clump of roots and soil in the pot) of your plant. Mix your native soil with gardening soil to provide extra nutrients. Backfill the hole with the dirt mixture and top with 3-4 inches of mulch to help retain moisture. Water your new planting 2-3 times per week for the first growing season.

Popular Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree Companion Plants

In many ways, the sky is the limit when it comes to what goes well with this tree. We recommend planting it with some other cold-hardy evergreens with great texture for a unique rock garden appeal. For instance, the Gold Mop False Cypress really shines alongside it. They both have a slow-growth habit, dynamite texture, and effortless elegance. The Fire Chief Arborvitae and Pancake Arborvitae have a similar effect when planted with it. Alternatively, Groundcover Junipers go beautifully with them as well.

Need a bloomer to go with your Spruces too? Rhododendrons like the Southgate Radiance Rhododendron or Southgate Brandi Rhododendron are perfect accents thanks to their thick leaves and gorgeous flowers.

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 3 Gallon
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