Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce - Low Graft Tree

Growth Facts

Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce - Low Graft

Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa'

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Globe Blue Spruce is a first-class evergreen accent plant for the more formal areas of your landscape, such as near your front door, walkway, or driveway, or in a courtyard or patio area behind your home. Fashions come and go, but this cool blue classic is always in style, looking sharp and polished—with little effort on your part! This easy-to-grow dwarf Blue Spruce naturally takes on a compact, rounded shape with no pruning. We offer it as a low-graft (the globe sitting at ground level) or raised up on a trunk like a little topiary tree. A matching pair of Globe Spruces is a fine way to call attention to an entrance door, path, or gate.

Growth Facts

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The Story

Blue Spruce, a Rocky Mountain native, is most often green in the wild and can develop into a 100-foot-plus tree. Luckily, homeowners looking to beautify their properties aren’t limited to planting these green giants, because keen plant people are always looking out for great oddballs—mutants with extra-blue foliage, a dwarf habit, or a novel shape. Globe Blue Spruce was raised by a Dutch nurseryman named Kluys in the 1930s. After about 7 years, he knew he had something special, as the little “tree” was only 12 inches tall and wide!

The Details

What is it about blue evergreens that make them so cool? This Dwarf Blue Spruce with its bluish white needles is a popular addition to gardens when used as an accent plant or in a rock garden. This round, flat-topped Spruce is compact and at maturity is wider than tall. Another nifty tidbit of information is that it is also deer resistant.

How to Grow

Globe Blue Spruce is a high-impact, low-maintenance plant. A tolerance for all-day sun, dry soil, and cold, snowy winters is built into its Rocky Mountain genes. Pests rarely bother it. The head will grow bigger and more impressive each year. Its steely blue needles look smashing in the company of other evergreens, like Norway Spruce and Emerald Arborvitae, and Japanese Maples in fall bring reds and oranges to the mix, making for a joyful but very classy picture.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 3
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Avg Mature Height 3-5 ft
Avg Mature Width 5-6 ft
Spacing 5-6 ft
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen No
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

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Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce - Low Graft Tree