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PICEA glauca 'Gnome'
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White spruce is a tall evergreen conifer native to the northern United States and Canada. Broadly pyramidal when young, it becomes more columnar with age. Its cones are relatively small. Crushed needles emit a pungent, skunky smell. Many cultivars of white spruce are available, including those with smaller mature sizes or dwarfed and weeping habits.
White spruce grows best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil that is acidic to neutral in pH. It tolerates drought, salt spray, extreme cold, and other environmental stresses. It is useful for screening, hedges, windbreaks and as a specimen. It is also sometimes used as a Christmas tree, although the needles do not persist long once the cut tree dries.
7 - 1
2 - 7
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Needled or Scaled Evergreen
Full Sun, Partial Sun
40'-70' / 12.2m - 21.3m
10'-20' / 3.0m - 6.1m
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Feature Plant, Hedges, Screening / Wind Break
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