Picea pungens ‘Erich Frahm’ Spruce

Description: Forms a regular pyramidal shape with deep blue leaves throughout the year. Female cones are borne during the year and are cylindrical, green and later fade to a pale brown.

History: Raised in Elmshorn, near Hamburg in Northern Germany.

Picea Growing Tips: Grows well in most soil types apart from chalk, in moist but well-drained acidic soil. Shelter from cold drying winds.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 2m x 1m

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Blue / Silver
  • Tree shape: Conical
  • Evergreen
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • S Size: Small
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Do not prune
  • Wet tolerant

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