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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

72

Irregularly shaped evergreen, with trailing, sweeping branches that mostly spreads along ground as woody groundcover; varies considerably depending upon early training. If staked and supported, forms a generally upright 10-15-foot tree. Best located where it can trail.

Scientific  Name:

Picea abies 'Pendula'

Common Name 1

› Weeping Norway Spruce

Family:

Pinaceae

Origins:

Native to northern and central Europe. This species is the typical 'Christmas Tree' in Britain.

Plant Type:

Tree, Conifer
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

2

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Easily grown in average, acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Performs well in rich sandy soils. Once established can tolerate dry soil.

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Needles bright to dark green, stiff, sharp pointed, 12-25 mm long, arranged around stem, 4-sided with stomatal lines on each side.

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

No Flower

Flower Description:

Fall color:

yes

Fall Color Description:

Green

Winter Foliage:

Evergreen

Winter Interest:

yes

Winter Interest Description:

Green

Mature height:

8'

Mature spread:

8'

Growth rate:

Slow

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

no

Attracts Butterflies:

no

Native Habitat:

Prefers moderately moist, sandy, acid, well-drained soil, grows in average soil if it has sufficient moisture.

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

no

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Late winter/early spring: before new spring growth

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:

Aphids, bagworms, budworms and borers. Red spider mites can be troublesome.

Wildlife Pests:

Canker, wood decay, needle cast and rust may occur.

Diseases:

Canker, wood decay, needle cast and rust may occur.

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

Propagated by bare root, cuttings or seed. Good companion plants are Spirea (Spiraea); Salvia (Salvia); Carpet Rose (Rosa); Sedge (Carex); Weigela (Weigela); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

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