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Pumila Norway Spruce Picea abies 'Pumila'

Phonetic Spelling
PY-see--uh A-bees POO-mi-la
Description

A dwarf, flat-topped, compact, rounded with an irregular outline.  The foliage is dark green, thin, soft, flexible and glossy.  It lies in distinct rows, the branches borne in dense layers. The primary branches turn upwards, the secondary branches tend to droop as the tree matures.   

This plant is grown for its attractive foliage.  

This plant prefers cooler climates, dislikes and does not do well in the summer heat.

Some plant issues include canker, wood decay, needle case, and rust.  Also watch out for red spider mites aphids, bagworms, budworms, and borers.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Picea
    Species:
    abies
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Length:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    Drooping cones
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Non-flowering
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Spiral, 4-sided, needle-like
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Walkways
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer