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Picea glauca 'Humpty Dumpty'

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Humpty Dumpty Spruce (Picea glauca 'Humpty Dumpty') at Plumline Nursery

Humpty Dumpty Spruce

Humpty Dumpty Spruce

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Description:

Its habit explains its name; a very short, dense and plump cultivar that is kind of egg shaped; with nearly equal base width and height it forms a near perfect small pyramid; an excellent choice as a border or accent planting, very robust

Ornamental Features

Humpty Dumpty Spruce has green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The needles remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Humpty Dumpty 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Humpty Dumpty Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Humpty Dumpty Spruce will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. 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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Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden 
Applications
Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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