Picea glauca Jean's Dilly

Available May 1

Picea glauca Jean's Dilly

Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Pronounced "John's" Dilly, this extraordinary, very hardy Alberta-type selection bears the name of dwarf conifer pioneer Jean Iseli. Much smaller, denser and slower growing than other Alberta types, its short, fine needles display a distinctive twist during the growing season. It is very slow growing averaging only 5 cms a year. It is wonderful in a rock garden. Very young plants are excellent in Fairy Gardens.

  • Height: 61-152 cm (24-60 in)
  • Spread: 30-46 cm (12-18 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Shape: narrow upright
  • Critter Resistance: deer

Growing and Maintenance Tips

This slow growing conifer prefers moist, but well drained soil in full to part sun. It is generally pest free and easy to grow in a wide range of soil types. In an exposed site a winter wrap is essential to prevent browning and dieback.