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Gunther Dwarf Spruce*

Picea omorika 'Gunther'

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Gunther Dwarf Spruce (Picea omorika 'Gunther') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Gunther Dwarf Spruce

Gunther Dwarf Spruce

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Gunther Dwarf Spruce (Picea omorika 'Gunther') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Gunther Dwarf Spruce foliage

Gunther Dwarf Spruce foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

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

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4


A wonderful dwarf variety that is very slow growing with attractive blue-green foliage and a dense mounding habit; excellent to include in the garden in masses or as a border accent

Ornamental Features

Gunther Dwarf Spruce has attractive bluish-green foliage with silver undersides which emerges light green in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Gunther Dwarf 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Gunther Dwarf Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Gunther Dwarf 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 60 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. 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. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. 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
Massing  Rock  Garden 
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features