Alberta Globe Spruce
Picea glauca 'Alberta Globe'
Alberta Globe Spruce
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Height: 24 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 5a
A genuinely dwarf and slow-growing ball-shaped conifer with an extremely fine texture and a very dense, perfectly rounded habit of growth; an ideal dwarf evergreen for the rock garden where it won't interfere with any other plant for years to come
Alberta Globe Spruce is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has rich green evergreen foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain green throughout the winter.
Alberta Globe Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Alberta Globe Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Alberta Globe Spruce will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selection of a native North American species.
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