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PICEA glauca 'Rainbow's End'

Image of Picea glauca 'Rainbow's End'

Mark A. Miller

Family

Pinaceae

Botanical Name

PICEA glauca 'Rainbow's End'

Plant Common Name

White Spruce

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

White spruce is a tall evergreen conifer native to the northern United States and a great expanse of Canada. 'Rainbow's End' is a cultivar grown for the dense foliage; in summer, the second flushing of new needles are often colored yellow-green and boldly contrast against the older dark green needles.

White spruce likes sun and moist, well drained soil, and tolerates drought, salt, extreme cold, and other environmental stresses. It is useful for small, hedges, foundation plantings, short windbreaks in a small yard, and as a specimen.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    2 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17

  • Plant Type

    Needled or Scaled Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m

  • Width

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Bloom Time

    Spring

  • Native To

    North America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Pyramidal

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Hedges, Screening / Wind Break

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No