black spruce 'Nana'

Picea mariana 'Nana' | Also known as: Maryland spruce 'Nana', bog spruce 'Nana' | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

With its beautiful dark bluish-green foliage, curved branches and elegant conical shape, black spruce or Picea mariana is a breathtaking species that comes in tree and shrub varieties. Black spruce cones have an attractive colour range, initially bluish-black before turning to red and then brown as they mature. Black spruce thrives in full sunlight in fertile, well-draining soils such as loamy or clay soils. This versatile species can accommodate a range of garden ideas. The shrub varieties form excellent additions to borders and rock gardens and tree varieties with their casually graceful appearance make for spectacular screens or windbreaks. Whichever variety is planted, black spruce is a sure way to spruce up any garden.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.5
Spread [m]
  • 0.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Inconspicuous or absent
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Foliage in spring
  • Blue or grey-blue
Foliage in summer
  • Blue or grey-blue
Foliage in Autumn
  • Blue or grey-blue
Foliage in winter
  • Blue or grey-blue
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • grafting
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Broadly spreading
  • Bushy
  • Dense
  • Rounded
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z2-6
Heat zone
  • H6-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -46 - -18
Heat days
  • 0 - 60
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Conifers
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • Bonsai
  • For every season
  • Tough survivors
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Park
  • Rock garden
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 30 years or longer
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Picea mariana Nana

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With its beautiful dark bluish-green foliage, curved branches and elegant conical shape, black spruce or Picea mariana is a breathtaking species that comes in tree and shrub varieties. Black spruce cones have an attractive colour range, initially bluish-black before turning to red and then brown as they mature. Black spruce thrives in full sunlight in fertile, well-draining soils such as loamy or clay soils. This versatile species can accommodate a range of garden ideas. The shrub varieties form excellent additions to borders and rock gardens and tree varieties with their casually graceful appearance make for spectacular screens or windbreaks. Whichever variety is planted, black spruce is a sure way to spruce up any garden.