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Elegans Spruce

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Elegans Spruce (Picea abies ‘Elegans’) This cultivar has deep green foliage and normally grows into a rounded, low, dome shape ornamental evergreen. Great as small evergreen accents.

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
4 feet
Average Landscape Width:
5 feet
Growth Rate:
slow
Genus:
Picea
Species:
abies
Cultivar:
Elegans
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Pruning:
only prune new growth
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Norwegian Spruce
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Evergreen:
1
Density:
dense

Ornamental Features

Elegans Spruce is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the landscape for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has dark green evergreen foliage. The needles remain dark green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Elegans 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.

Planting & Growing

Elegans 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, 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 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.

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