White spruce

Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Conica'

White spruce - Picea glauca var. albertiana  'Conica'

Common Name: White spruce
Genus: Picea
Species: glauca var. albertiana
Cultivar: 'Conica'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 4.00 m (400 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Blue/Green

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained


  • Other features: ash-grey bark

Perfect for a short-term table-top Christmas tree, this conifer may not come as a perfect pyramid but it looks charming especially when adorned with decorations, lights or tinsel. Try to keep it in a cool bright room and move outside as soon as possible where you can enjoy it for the rest of the year. It has beautiful blue-green needle-like leaves and oval green summer cones maturing to brown. A slow-growing broadly conical evergreen conifer is an excellent specimen tree for a small sunny garden. Best in moist, well-drained neutral to acid soil or ericaceous compost if you wish to keep it in a pot.

  • Garden care: To maintain the plant's distinctive shape remove any misplaced or diseased branches in winter.