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Picea sitchensis 'Sugarloaf'

Sugarloaf Sitka Spruce

Spruce

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A slow growing evergreen shrub with a dense pyramidal habit; lime green new foliage matures to silver blue needles with green undersides; a stunning choice to create interest in the smaller home landscape

Description

A slow growing evergreen shrub with a dense pyramidal habit; lime green new foliage matures to silver blue needles with green undersides; a stunning choice to create interest in the smaller home landscape

Landscape Attributes

Sugarloaf Sitka 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. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sugarloaf Sitka Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Sugarloaf Sitka Spruce will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5b

Height(inches):

Spread:

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Soil Type:

5 feet

5 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

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