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Acrocona Spruce

Picea abies 'Acrocona'

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Acrocona Spruce (Picea abies 'Acrocona') at Chalet Nursery

Picea abies 'Acrocona' fruit

Picea abies 'Acrocona' fruit

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Acrocona Spruce (Picea abies 'Acrocona') at Chalet Nursery

Picea abies 'Acrocona'

Picea abies 'Acrocona'

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 12 feet

Spread: 10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 3

Other Names: Norway Spruce, Norwegian Spruce

Description:

Like a smaller version of the species, this fine selection forms a medium-sized Christmas tree-like shrub, with pronounced upright cones; adaptable and hardy, slow growing; great as a focal point, especially where space is limited

Ornamental Features:

Acrocona Spruce has bluish-green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain bluish-green through the winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. The purple fruits are held in cones from early spring to early summer. The smooth gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Acrocona Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal 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. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Acrocona Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Plant Characteristics:

Acrocona Spruce will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. 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.

 
 
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