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Spruce White North Pole

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North Pole White Spruce

Picea glauca 'North Pole'


 

North Pole White Spruce

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

An interesting, slow-growing, columnar selection with short, upswept branches; bright green new foliage matures to gray-green; great as a garden or landscape accent; tolerates heat and cold and a wide range of soils

Ornamental Features

North Pole White Spruce has attractive grayish-green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. 

Landscape Attributes

North Pole White Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low-maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

North Pole White Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

North Pole White Spruce will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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