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Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Alberta Globe'
  • RHS AGM

Alberta spruce 'Alberta Globe'

'Alberta Globe' is a slow-growing dwarf conifer forming a globose plant with very short needles

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Pinaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Picea are evergreen trees with rigid, needle-like leaves arranged singly all round the shoots, and narrow, leathery-scaled cones borne near the ends of the shoots

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grows best in moist but well-drained acidic soil but will tolerate some alkalinity

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in spring or grafting in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Gravel garden
  • Rock garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by adelgids, aphids and conifer red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease free

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