Picea glauca Conica
Picea glauca Conica, also known as Canadian Spruce or simply Spruce, is a relatively low-growing conifer with a conical, compact growth. Discover everything about the position, appearance, and care of the conifer here.
This slow-growing conifer is frost-resistant and suits well in a pot on the patio, in the rock garden, or the heather garden.
People often use Picea glauca Conica indoors around Christmas. Keeping it in moist soil in a spacious pot makes it easy to move the conifer to the garden after using it indoors.
The conifer grows 1.5 to 2 meters tall and 1 to 2 meters wide. While you don’t need to prune it, ensure you position it in a spot with ample space and light all around for optimal growth.
Position for Picea glauca Conica
The tree can stand both in the sun and in light shade, in a spot sheltered from cold winds.
Make sure the soil is sufficiently moist.
Leaves and Bloom
Picea has light green needles that emit a lovely scent when touched or bruised. The needles feel soft and don’t prick. The color of the conifer turns darker green later in the year. It remains a green plant throughout.
The conifer forms cones that turn brown. They measure about 2.5 cm in length.
Care for Picea glauca Conica
- Plant the conifer in a spacious spot in sufficiently moist soil and water it after planting and during prolonged dry spells.
- The tree is susceptible to spider mites. Spider mites mostly thrive when the conifer stands in too dry soil and the air humidity is too low. The needles then turn brown and might fall off.
- You don’t need to prune, but you can if desired.