Pumila Norway Spruce

Picea abies 'Pumila'

Pumila Norway Spruce

$87.00

$87.00

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Height : 4 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Sunlight: full sun
Water Usage: average to moist
Landscape Use: Mass Planting, Hedges/Screening, General Garden Use
Flower Color: N/A
Bloom Period:N/A
Foliage Type: evergreen
Foliage Color: Green
Deer Resistant?: Yes

Quick Description
Fresh green needles and a compact habit make this slow growing dwarf evergreen a great choice for smaller landscapes and rock gardens; features a wide irregular shape and flat top and is a superior choice for its vigor and hardiness
Other Names: Norwegian Spruce

What Makes it Special?
Pumila Norway Spruce is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has dark green evergreen foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain dark green throughout the winter.


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Landscape Attributes
Pumila Norway Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. 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.

Planting & Growing
Pumila Norway Spruce will grow to be about 4 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. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 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, 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.



Want more info on sizes?
IndyPlants sells landscape size plant material. These often come in black nursery containers and are classified in sizes such as #2, #3, #5, etc. This correlates to the volume of the container, 2 gallon, 3, gallon, 5 gallon, etc. The bigger the number, the larger the pot, and the larger the plant. You’ll also see larger sizes such as 2” BB, 2.5” BB, 3” BB, etc. This stands for ‘Balled & Burlapped’. These plants are usually much larger and are not transported in black nursery pots. The sizing correlates to the diameter of the trunk of the tree.

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