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Dwarf Spruce Picea pungens 'Compacta'

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PY-see--uh PUN-jenz com-PAK-tah
Description

A compact, densely branched, flat-topped evergreen with long bright blue, sharp-tipped needles.  Over time, it's low horizontal branches form a beautiful spreading skirt.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#evergreen#conifer#cpp#needled evergreen#horizontal#compact habit
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#conifer#cpp#needled evergreen#horizontal#compact habit
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Picea
    Species:
    pungens
    Family:
    Pinaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Horizontal
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No