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Cecilia Spruce*

Picea glauca 'Cecilia'

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Cecilia Spruce (Picea glauca 'Cecilia') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Cecilia Spruce foliage

Cecilia Spruce foliage

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

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

A distinctive cultivar featuring short, electric blue-gray needles and prominent brown buds at the tips of the branches, making an exceptional focal point or grouping; one of the best dwarf spruces; very unique, hardy and tough

Ornamental Features

Cecilia Spruce has attractive steel blue foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain steel blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Cecilia 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 can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

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.

Cecilia Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Cecilia Spruce will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 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 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 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