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Blue Tear Drop Black Spruce*

Picea mariana 'Blue Tear Drop'

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Blue Tear Drop Black Spruce (Picea mariana 'Blue Tear Drop') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Blue Tear Drop Black Spruce

Blue Tear Drop Black Spruce

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

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Blue Teardrop Black Spruce

Description:

A cold hardy dwarf selection with striking blue-green foliage; very small needles and dense branching produces a tight, attractive form; an outstanding color accent in the garden or landscape

Ornamental Features

Blue Tear Drop Black Spruce has attractive bluish-green foliage which emerges powder blue in spring. The small needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Tear Drop Black Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blue Tear Drop Black Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Blue Tear Drop Black Spruce will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium 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 prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

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

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