Also known as the Dwarf Alberta Spruce, this little beautifully shaped conifer makes a beautiful Christmas Tree.
Combine it, for example, with heather or berry plants to create a beautiful little winter scene. Or what about a Dwarf Alberta Spruce as an eye-catcher at your front door? Smaller specimens could even be used as table decorations.
After the festive season, you can give the plant a second life by planting it outside in the garden when spring arrives. This requires no green fingers on your part. These mini-trees are such carefree plants that they can be planted anywhere: in the garden as well as in a pot on the balcony or patio.
Plant measures 55cm, pot measures 14cm.
The Dwarf Alberta Spruce gets its name not just from its small size but also from its very slow growth rate. Even when you buy it, the plant is older than you would think. But being as small as it is, you can enjoy it for a long time indoors. Once your Dwarf Alberta Spruce is large enough, you can plant it out in the garden. A Dwarf Alberta Spruce can remain in the garden for generations without becoming overly large. If you plant it out in the garden in the spring, there’s hardly any need to prune it or provide fertiliser. The plant will soon look bushier and fill in any bare spots. If you have had it indoors all winter, it would be a good idea to put it in a shed or garage for a while to let it acclimate to colder temperatures before planting it in the garden in the spring. This little tree reaches a mature height of only around one metre. You could also combine it nicely with flowering groundcovers or bedding plants. Or, put it in a pretty pot on the patio or balcony.
Light: Moderate to bright indirect sunlight.
Keep the compost moist at all times, watering once a week. Don't allow the soil to dry out completely as it may kill your plant.
Not edible. Toxic if accidentally ingested, especially for cats and dogs.