Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Dwarf Alberta Spruce
Picea glauca
Location: back yard, south side by fence
Dwarf Alberta Spruce is a naturally occurring dwarf form of the alberta white spruce. Dwarf Alberta spruce trees may eventually reach 12' in height, but only over a long period of time (growing just 2"-4" per year). They have a classic "Christmas tree" shape. The green needles have a tight, densely-packed growth habit that gives dwarf Alberta spruce trees a "fuzzy" look.
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Genus: Picea (spruce)
Family: Pinaceae (pines)
Order: Pinales (pines)
Class: Pinopsida (Conifers)
Phylum/Division: Pinophyta (Conifers)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)