*Dwarf Alberta spruce

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*Picea glauca ‘Conica’
DWARF ALBERTA SPRUCE

Pinaceae
N. North America

Location: map coordinates J-25 (between Grossley Hall and old Science Center building; along edge of Mall center). (This tree not yet marked with a yellow dot on interactive map).
N 39°11'12'' W 75°32'31''

Planting history: planted after 2000.

Description:
  • small evergreen tree
  • etymology: Picea from pix = pitch (sticky resin); glauca = glaucous (whitish-greyish waxy coating); Conica = cone-shaped
  • variety ‘Conica’ is dwarf with a compact conical shape; commonly-planted ornamental, can be pruned as topiary
  • occasionally reverts to the species, which is a medium- to large-sized tree with different foliage
  • leaves short, needle-like, dense
  • cones rarely produced
  • the species Picea glauca is native to boreal (and temperate) forests in northern N. America; said to be the northern-most tree species

*Non-native species (not native to Delaware)

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