With a natural cone shaped growth habit, Pinus glauca ‘Albertiana Conica’ is a slow growing tree that is a cultivar of the ‘White Spruce’.
An excellent small feature plant with the new foliage being a bright lime green before darkening to a mid green. This is one of the most widely used conifers in the landscaping industry.
A natural dense growth habit makes this a good specimen tree in a container or in a rock garden. Also suited to growing on balconies and patios or in commercial landscaping applications where a low maintenance plant is required.
Care and Growing Conditions.
Being both drought and frost tolerant this is also a long lived tree. It grows well in a range of soil types as long as they are well drained.
One planted and watered in, most pines will only require a little additional water through the first summer. A little much around the plant for the first few years can aid with growth.
Not suited to sub tropical or tropical climates as it does not cope well with humidity.
Generally not required as the natural growth habit is neat and conical..
Propagation is usually from seed.
- Botanical Name – Pinus glauca ‘Albertiana Conica’
- Common Name – ‘Dwarf Alberta Spruce’.
- Family – Pinaceae
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Well drained.
- Height – To around 1 metre over 10 years, eventually taller.
- Spread – To around 1 – 2 metres over time
- Growth rate – Slow
- Foliage – Mid green, new foliage a lime green.
- Flowers – Cones.
- Flowering time – Spring.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Drought tolerant – Yes once established.
Pinus glauca ‘Albertiana Conica’ is available for sale from the following participating nurseries
CNR Sherbrooke & Mt Dandenong Tourist Rds Ferny Creek. VIC 3786
Conifers, Magnolias, Maples, Dogwoods and Buxus.
82 David Hill Rd Monbulk (Opposite Vika Ave)
Japanese Maple and Magnolia specialists, Wholesale and Retail. Large range of other deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees and shrubs.