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Spiral Dwarf Alberta Spruce Topiary - 3 Gallon Pot

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Spiral Dwarf Alberta Spruce
Picea glauca 

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8a  Find Your Zone

Special Attributes

Dwarf Alberta Spruce is a miniature spruce naturally shaped like a Christmas tree, but this is the spiral topiary form! Because it's so slow growing (2 to 4 inches per year) the Spiral Dwarf Alberta Spruce requires the least maintenance of all live spiral topiary plants. A very light annual trimming is all that's needed to maintain its spiral form. The shape and the bright blue-green needles densely packed along the branches add year round interest to any garden or container.

Landscape & Garden Uses

The Spiral Dwarf Alberta Spruce is most useful as a specimen, in groupings, or to accentuate entryways. A fine accent in home foundation plantings where it can be used in the ground or in pots to frame the front steps or door, soften corners, or fill space between windows. Its smaller size and slow rate of growth lends well to smaller garden spaces and container gardens. A fine addition to conifer gardens and the Xeriscape (low water needs).

Suggested Spacing:  4 feet apart for space between plants

Cultural Preferences

The Dwarf Alberta Spruce is easy to grow in a damp to moist but well-drained soil of average fertility. As with so many other conifers, constantly soggy or wet soils can be problematic; leading to root rot or other harmful plant diseases. So make sure to plant this one in well-drained soil, whether in the ground or in pots. Choose a container with a drainage hole(s) and use a quality potting soil or potting mix, or a 50/50 mix thereof. It grows best in full sun however in Zones 7b and 8a in the south it will prefer some shade or filtered sun during the middle of the afternoon. Once established water needs are quite low when growing in the ground. In pots, soil moisture will need to be monitored more closely, especially during summer. When the top two inches of soil is dry, provide water.

Average Trimming Per Year:  One trimming annually after new growth has fully emerged in spring. 

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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-8a  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Coniferous Evergreen Tree
Height at Maturity:  4-8' depending on pruning
Width at Maturity:  1-2' depending on pruning
Spacing:  4'
Growth Habit / Form:  Dense, Pyramidal, Upright - Spiral Form must be maintained
Growth Rate:  Slow
Foliage Color:  Blue-Green
Fragrant Foliage:  Yes
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Afternoon Shade or Filtered Sun in the South
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  6.0 - 7.5
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Severe Cold, Deer, Disease, Drought, Insect    

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