Dwarf Alberta Spruce

Picea glauca 'Conica'
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Add property value to your home with very little work! The Dwarf Alberta Spruce adds so much appeal to your property you will be shocked at how easy it is to care for!

Plant in full or part sun and well-drained soil. Provide a site with good air flow. The Alberta Spruce attracts birds. It is deer resistant and can handle high wind, heat, and cold and is even drought tolerant once established. There is no need to prune this evergreen, but it tolerates pruning well.

Show off your polished side by adding a few Dwarf Alberta Spruces to your yard today!

growing zone 3-8
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet

How To Care

Spring and fall are great times for planting your Dwarf Alberta Spruce. However, winter is fine as long as the ground isn't frozen and if you are in an area that has mild summers, like zones 2-5, summer is a great time to plant as well.

The Alberta Spruce thrives in full to part sun and adapts to any soil that is well drained. A neutral to acidic soil is best. If you know you have an alkaline soil choose an acidic fertilizer like Espoma's Hollytone. After planting, adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch will help keep the soil moist. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Water your new tree deeply a couple times a week for the first month or two. After your plants are established, they only need watered when the soil is dry. This Spruce is drought tolerant after establishing. Fertilize when planting and in early spring yearly with a slow release fertilizer. If your soil is on the basic side choose a fertilizer for acid loving plants. The Dwarf Alberta Spruce is wind, cold, and deer resistant. Be sure your tree is planted where it has plenty of air flow.

When properly cared for, the Alberta Spruce rarely has issues with pests and disease. If you notice brown dry spots on your Spruce Spider Mites may be the culprit. Treat with insecticidal soap for minor infections and Bifenthrin for more severe infestations. Do not use horticultural oil on Alberta Spruces.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet

Landscape Ideas

This small evergreen provides year-round lush green foliage that is soft to the touch. Perfect for elegant containers in their natural state or manicured and sculpted for an extra classy impact. Try spiral sculpting for the ultimate in posh design! The Dwarf Alberta Spruce is perfect for a dense screen in small spaces. Keep your nosy neighbor out even in a small yard. Plant this small tree at the entryway to your home or driveway. This Spruce will welcome you home year-round, not just 3/4s of the year like most other trees recommended for this option! This tree is lovely decorated for the holiday season, but it so much more than just a Christmas tree! This formal foundation tree is functional in a multitude of ways throughout the landscape!

For additional options, be sure to browse our Evergreen treeDwarf tree and Evergreen shrub collections. 

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet

Shipping Details

We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

Please see the below transit map that specifies an average amount of days after your order has shipped.

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Beth M.
United States United States

Yes and No

Overall was good. Answered questions on phone thoroughly. Love our "little guy" and named him Bruce. (Bruce Spruce) However, Bruce is bald on top and flat on one side. I would not have picked him out if I saw him in a lot. But he's ours now!

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Gerard C.
United States United States


Had them in 3 days. Client very happy

Gene S.

A Great Little Tree

Great experience...easy ordering, tree was in good condition with soil in the pot still moist. Easy to plant in the ground.

Annie B.
United States United States

Quality of your product

I received your plants in record time and they are very healthy, beautiful plants. Thank you for expediting my order. Annie B.

J H.
United States United States

one turned brown

one is nice but the other turned brown and looks like it may die

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