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Weeping White Spruce

Picea glauca 'Pendula'

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Weeping White Spruce (Picea glauca 'Pendula') at Chalet Nursery

Picea glauca 'Pendula'

Picea glauca 'Pendula'

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Weeping White Spruce (Picea glauca 'Pendula') at Chalet Nursery

Picea glauca 'Pendula' foliage

Picea glauca 'Pendula' foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 12 feet

Spread: 5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 2


This stately evergreen has nice blue-green foliage that hugs the trunk, sweeping downward to create a fantastic impression; prefers sun or light shade and rich moist soil but is adaptable; the perfect accent tree for defining lawn areas or walkways

Ornamental Features:

Weeping White Spruce has bluish-green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain bluish-green through the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Weeping White Spruce is an open evergreen tree with a strong central leader and 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 tree. 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 has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping White Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Plant Characteristics:

Weeping White Spruce will grow to be about 12 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, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.

This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Accent Articulation
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Ornamental Features