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Dwarf Norway Spruce (1 of 17)

Picea abies 'Pumila'

  • Globe-shaped, spreading evergreen shrub with blue-green needles radiating around stem

  • Plant in full sun in moist, but well-drained soil

  • Protect from harsh winds and hot sun

  • Water to establish and then when dry

  • Height: 3-4 feet

  • Width: 2-4 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 3-6:

  • Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; avoid exposure to harsh winter winds.

  • Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; avoid exposure to harsh winter winds.

  • Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; avoid exposure to harsh winter winds.

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in a sunny area but avoiding hot afternoon sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid exposure to harsh winter winds.

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