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Minutifolia Norway Spruce*

Picea abies 'Minutifolia'

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Minutifolia Norway Spruce (Picea abies 'Minutifolia') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Minutifolia Norway Spruce foliage

Minutifolia Norway Spruce foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Norwegian Spruce

Description:

This dwarf evergreen shrub forms a low, spreading mound of fine-textured foliage, adaptable and hardy; excellent choice for rock gardens and detail use in a composition

Ornamental Features

Minutifolia Norway Spruce has dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Minutifolia Norway Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Minutifolia Norway Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Minutifolia Norway Spruce will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Rock  Garden 
Applications
Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features