Picea glauca pendula

Available early May

Picea glauca pendula photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

White Spruce

Picea glauca 'Pendula' is a graceful, narrow-upright selection of White Spruce with a strong central leader and steely blue foliage on stiff, strictly pendulous branches that cascade down the trunk and flare out slightly at the tips.  After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 10 feet (3 m) tall and 3 feet (1 m) wide, an annual growth rate of 1 foot (30 cm).  Picea glauca ‘Pendula’ was “rediscovered” by Jean Iseli in 1982 at the Morton Arboretum in Illinois, where a specimen had grown since 1958.  The original tree was propagated by D. Hill Nursery from a tree in a native stand near Guelph, Ontario. T hanks to Jean Iseli, this elegant Weeping White Spruce was not lost to cultivation.

Growing and Maintenance Tips

White Spruce prefer full sun and grow best with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day, but  will tolerate some shade.  They like soil that is slightly acidic and moist but well draining.  A loamy soil is best but sandy soil amended with humus and even well-drained clay will also work . The addition of compost when planting will improve moisture retention.


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