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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

73

Dwarf tree or shrub, mound-shaped, compact, densely branched; use as a single accent or for contrast to cool colors. Adds brightness to dark parts of the yard; makes an attractive low hedge against an emerald lawn. Best value is as a simple specimen.

Scientific  Name:

Picea pungens 'Globosa'

Common Name 1

› Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce

Family:

Pinaceae

Origins:

Central and Southern Rockies of USA

Plant Type:

Small Shrub (usually < 1.5' and not >3')
Common Name 2

› Water Spruce (tree)

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Medium

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

3

Sun Preference:

Partial Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Well-drained, moist, acidic

Fertilizer Needs:

New growth is sparse or slow. Needles are not a healthy green color, or are shorter than normal. Growing in less than ideal site, such as very sandy or heavy clay soil or has suffered significant damage from insects or disease.

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Stiff, bristly, four-angled, green to blue-green to silver-blue needles (to 1.5" long) point outward from the branches in all directions

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

No Flower

Flower Description:

Fall color:

yes

Fall Color Description:

Green foliage

Winter Foliage:

Evergreen

Winter Interest:

yes

Winter Interest Description:

Foliage

Mature height:

1-2.5'

Mature spread:

1-3'

Growth rate:

Slow

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

no

Attracts Butterflies:

no

Native Habitat:

Commonly occurs on stream banks in moist canyon bottoms but may grow on gentle to steep mountain slopes in up to timberline; at 1800-3000 meters elevation in mid-montane forests

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

yes

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Hedge/Screen:

yes

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

yes

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Ornamental Accent:

yes

yes

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Late winter/early spring: before new spring growth. Prune out upright shoots to maintain globose form

Summer Care:

Dead, diseased, and broken wood can be removed at any time of year. However, for general pruning the best time is in late winter or early spring just before growth begins

Fall Care:

Dead, diseased, and broken wood can be removed at any time of year. However, for general pruning the best time is in late winter or early spring just before growth begins

Winter Care:

Late winter/early spring: before new spring growth

Long Term Care:

In pruning most other needled and broadleaf evergreens, cuts can be made at any point along the branch, but care should be taken not to cut too far back into the older wood. New growth is not as readily produced from old wood. When selectively pruning, al

Insect Pests:

Spruce aphids, Cooley spruce gall agellid, Carnation tortrix, Coneworm, Douglas fir tussuck moth, Hemlock scale, Pine needle scale, Spruce budscale, Silver-spotted tiger moth, Spruce budworms, Spruce needleminer, Spruce spider mite, webworm.

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Sparassis root rot, Annosus root disease, Botrytis blight, Bud failure, Cytospora canker, Damping off, Drought injury, Needle distortion, Phytophthora root rot, Rhizosphaera needle cast, Rusts, Stem decay, Tip blight

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Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

Landscape Application
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Plant Maintenance Information

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