What’s Growing At The Cottage No. 088

Dwarf Alberta Spruce (Picea glauca). In the wild, this conifer is the northernmost tree of North America, found from Alaska all across Canada and down through parts of New England and the Great Plains. This version stays small and only grows a few inches per year and rarely needs pruning. The unique vertical shape (they come in many) adds a whimsical presence to the garden with year-round interest. The dense green needles which are soft to the touch can handle high winds, cold temperatures, heat and/or drought periods. You might be familiar with Alberta spruce grown as Christmas trees and fresh cut greens used in holiday decorating. Right now, in the spirit of the holidays, we have ours lit up with lights for our guests to enjoy.

 

Published by Amy on: Dec 13, 2016

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