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 only slight pruning needed to maintain its form.
A slow-growing nature makes trimming infrequent and means that this plant is ideal for topiaries and container garden specimens.
The Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree functions quite well 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.
This variety maxes out at around 6-8′ tall and 4-5′ wide.
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 Christmas season rolls around. There’s nothing quite like a Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree ornately decorated 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.
Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree Care
This Spruce is primarily suited for colder climates, namely USDA Zones 3-8.
Plant this spruce 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. This will help to ensure its success in 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.
Dwarf Alberta Spruce Tree Spacing
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.