Picea pungens Sester Dwarf

Available early May

Picea pungens 'Sester Dwarf' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

'Sester's Dwarf' Colorado Blue Spruce

Stunning blue needles, slow growth rate, and classic conical form make this dwarf spruce an ideal plant for the modern landscape. Only about one-fourth the growth of its large parent, it is the perfect small form of Colorado Blue Spruce, and it requires little maintenance or pruning to keep its tidy shape. The average growth rate is 15 cm a year. It grows best in full sun.

  • Height: 1.8 - 2.4 m (6-8 ft)
  • Spread: 91 - 152 cm (3-5 ft)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Foliage Colour: blue
  • Shape: broad upright
  • Critter Resistance: deer

Growing and Maintenance Tips

'Sester's Dwarf' thrives in sandy or loamy soil. It can tolerate clay as long as the site is well drained. It will not tolerate poorly drained soils. It is very hardy and slow growing and drought tolerant once established.