The Dwarf Alberta Spruce is arguably the most popular coniferous shrub and for very good reasons. Firstly, without any pruning or maintenance required this compact conifer naturally attains a perfectly symmetrical pyramid form. in stark contrast to many of its evergreen relatives, the dense needles of a Dwarf Alberta Spruce are actually quite soft and fuzzy. Although considered a slow growing shrub, this tendency is exactly the reason that Dwarf Alberta Spruce can grow just about anywhere in the United States. This evergreen naturally developed a slow rate of growth in order to live off of less nutrients when coping with extreme fluctuations in temperature that desert, mountain and Northern climates often bring. The Dwarf Alberta Spruce is able to withstand temperatures below minus 45°F and is also incredibly drought-tolerant, using its slow metabolism as a strength to live through the most scorching summers and harshest winters. It will eventually reach a height between 10 ft. and 12 ft. with a spread between 4 ft. and 5 ft., although it could take over 25-years for this compact shrub to reach its full growth potential. with a USDA Cold Hardiness range between 2 and 9. The Dwarf Alberta Spruce is the definition of low-maintenance, its lovely forest-green foliage naturally attains a symmetric pyramidal form and is among the most resilient shrubs grown today.
- Among the most popular coniferous shrub in North America
- Compact conifer naturally attains a perfectly symmetrical pyramid form
- Dense needles are quite soft
- Able to withstand temperatures below minus 45°F and is also incredibly drought-tolerant