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Reflexa Cat Tail Spruce*

Picea abies 'Reflexa'

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Reflexa Cat Tail Spruce (Picea abies 'Reflexa') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Reflexa Cat Tail Spruce

Reflexa Cat Tail Spruce

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

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Norwegian Spruce

Description:

A weeping version of the species, this fine selection forms a pendulous upright form that is trained to shape; branches resemble cat tails, slow growing; excellent choice for a small-scale accent in the garden or massed in borders

Ornamental Features

Reflexa Cat Tail Spruce has green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain green throughout the winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. The purple fruits are held in cones from early spring to early summer.

Landscape Attributes

Reflexa Cat Tail Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. 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. 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.

Reflexa Cat Tail Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Reflexa Cat Tail Spruce will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, 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 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

 
 
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Characteristics
Articulation  Garden 
Applications
Fruit  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features