Picea abies Little Gem

Available early May

Picea abies 'Little Gem' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

Little Gem Norway Spruce

Picea abies 'Little Gem' is a deservedly popular and desirable dwarf conifer.  It makes a superb rock garden subject.  This diminutive Norway spruce grows as a flattened globe with short, dense, slightly twisted, layered branches that hold finely textured, short, medium-green needles that grow crowded along the stem. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 30 cm (1 foot) high and 45 cm (18 inches) across, an annual growth rate of 1 inch (2.5 cm) or less. 

  • Height: 30 cm ( 1ft)
  • Spread: 45 cm-61 cm (18-24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Foliage Colour: gree
  • Shape: spreading

Growing and Maintenance Tips

'Little Gem' requires at least four hours of full sun with well drained soil and average water needs; water regularly, but do not over-water.