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Red Cone Spruce

Picea abies 'Acrocona'

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Red Cone Spruce (Picea abies 'Acrocona') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Red Cone Spruce fruit

Red Cone Spruce fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Red Cone Spruce (Picea abies 'Acrocona') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Red Cone Spruce

Red Cone Spruce

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Norwegian Spruce

Description:

Like a smaller version of the species, this fine selection forms a medium-sized Christmas tree-like shrub, with pronounced upright cones; adaptable and hardy, slow growing; excellent choice for a small-scale vertical accent in the garden skyline

Ornamental Features

Red Cone Spruce has bluish-green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain bluish-green throughout the winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. The purple fruits are held in cones from early spring to early summer.

Landscape Attributes

Red Cone Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

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. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Red Cone Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Red Cone Spruce will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, 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 does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Articulation  Garden 
Applications
Fruit  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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