Picea breweriana 'Emerald Midget'

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Picea breweriana 'Emerald Midget'

35.00

Here's a unique Pacific NW spruce that only grows in the Siskiyou Mtns near the Pacific Ocean at elevations of 3500' to 7000' where it is warm and dry in the summer & cool and wet with high snowfall in the winter. This beautiful cultivar is from Talon Buchholz, OR  who propagated it from a witch's broom found the wild. It's a slow-growing densely-layered pyramid with new slight ascending branches clothed in 1" emerald and silver needles. It is only on the newly ascending growth that one can appreciate the two rows of silver stomata-filled needle facets because they are on top at this point with the emerald green below out of sight. It isn't until the branches mature and lay out horizontally, twisting slightly so the emerald side of the needles is finally on top and in view. The bottom three-quarters of the tree is dark green, the top quarter is silver. Annual growth can be 4-6" producing a 5'H x 3'W in 10 years. Full sun.  Zone 5-6. Amazing cultivar!

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