white spruce 'Echiniformis'

Picea glauca 'Echiniformis' | Also known as: Canadian spruce 'Echiniformis', skunk spruce 'Echiniformis' | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Picea glauca or white spruce is a species of magnificent evergreen trees that make a beautiful addition to an outdoor space. With its slender cones and needle-like leaves, white spruce is certainly an eye-catching species and an excellent option for introducing enticing texture and impressive height to your garden design. The leaves are glaucous and it is this attractive bluish-grey colouring which led to the species name. Though it can grow in light shade, white spruce thrives in full sunlight and appreciates moist soil with good drainage. This species is a fantastic choice for natural screens and can easily serve as a superb standalone feature in your garden design.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.7 - 1
Spread [m]
  • 4
Dominant flower colour
  • Inconspicuous or absent
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • grafting
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Broadly spreading
  • Dense
  • Rounded
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z2-6
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -46 - -18
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
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
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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white spruce

PLANTS Picea glauca

Picea glauca or white spruce is a species of magnificent evergreen trees that make a beautiful addition to an outdoor space. With its slender cones and needle-like leaves, white spruce is certainly an eye-catching species and an excellent option for introducing enticing texture and impressive height to your garden design. The leaves are glaucous and it is this attractive bluish-grey colouring which led to the species name. Though it can grow in light shade, white spruce thrives in full sunlight and appreciates moist soil with good drainage. This species is a fantastic choice for natural screens and can easily serve as a superb standalone feature in your garden design.