Add property value to your home with very little work! The Dwarf Alberta Spruce adds so much appeal to your property you will be shocked at how easy it is to care for!
This small evergreen provides year-round lush green foliage that is soft to the touch. Perfect for elegant containers in their natural state or manicured and sculpted for an extra classy impact. Try spiral sculpting for the ultimate in posh design! The Dwarf Alberta Spruce is perfect for a dense screen in small spaces. Keep your nosy neighbor out even in a small yard. Plant this small tree at the entryway to your home or driveway. This Spruce will welcome you home year-round, not just 3/4s of the year like most other trees recommended for this option! This tree is lovely decorated for the holiday season, but it so much more than just a Christmas tree! This formal foundation tree is functional in a multitude of ways throughout the landscape!
Plant in full or part sun and well-drained soil. Provide a site with good air flow. The Alberta Spruce attracts birds. It is deer resistant and can handle high wind, heat, and cold and is even drought tolerant once established. There is no need to prune this evergreen, but it tolerates pruning well.
Show off your polished side by adding a few Dwarf Alberta Spruces to your yard today!
|Grows in Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Mature Height||6-8 Feet|
|Mature Width||5-6 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Picea glauca 'Conica'|
How To Care for your new Dwarf Alberta Spruce
Spring and fall are great times for planting your Dwarf Alberta Spruce. However, winter is fine as long as the ground isn't frozen and if you are in an area that has mild summers, like zones 2-5, summer is a great time to plant as well.
The Alberta Spruce thrives in full to part sun and adapts to any soil that is well drained. A neutral to acidic soil is best. If you know you have an alkaline soil choose an acidic fertilizer like Espoma's Hollytone. After planting, adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch will help keep the soil moist. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Water your new tree deeply a couple times a week for the first month or two. After your plants are established, they only need watered when the soil is dry. This Spruce is drought tolerant after establishing. Fertilize when planting and in early spring yearly with a slow release fertilizer. If your soil is on the basic side choose a fertilizer for acid loving plants. The Dwarf Alberta Spruce is wind, cold, and deer resistant. Be sure your tree is planted where it has plenty of air flow.
When properly cared for, the Alberta Spruce rarely has issues with pests and disease. If you notice brown dry spots on your Spruce Spider Mites may be the culprit. Treat with insecticidal soap for minor infections and Bifenthrin for more severe infestations. Do not use horticultural oil on Alberta Spruces.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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