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Picea abies 'Pumila Glauca'

Description

A semi-erect, broad, flat plant with thin, very flexible stems.  The branches are symmetrical with white stomata (tiny openings in the leaves that open and close to allow the intake of carbon dioxide and the release of oxygen) that create a glimmering sheen.  Its lower branches tend to spread outward, while the upper branches spread upward.  Prefers cooler climates.  Grows poorly in hot, humid locations.

The plant is grown for its foliage. 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#showy#conifer#winter interest#dwarf#rabbit resistant#air pollution tolerant#dry soil tolerant#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#showy#conifer#winter interest#dwarf#rabbit resistant#air pollution tolerant#dry soil tolerant#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Picea
    Species:
    abies
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Northern and Central Europe
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts birds
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Non-flowering
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Arranged semi-radically, densely crowded and stiff to the touch
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Rabbits