Picea pungens ‘Hoopsii’ Picea

Picea

Description: Broad, pyramidal tree with dense, regular and more or less horizontal branching. The chunky needles are vivid silver-blue, displaying their brightest colour when young. Small magenta-purple cones appear at the end of the shoots as the tree matures.

History: In cultivation since 1958. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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

  • Do not prune
  • Leaf colour: Blue / Silver
  • Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • S Size: Small
  • Wet tolerant

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