Picea sitchensis 'Papoose'

Papoose Sitka Colorado Blue Spruce

Plant Features:


Category: Evergreen

  • Slow grower at only 2" per year.
  • Dense globe habit when young, maturing to a broad conical shape.
  • Cylindrical green cones turn to a pale brown.
  • Can tolerate coastal conditions.
  • Will not tolerate extreme heat.

Height: 4-6 ft


Spread: 4-6 ft


Hardiness Zone: 5


Attributes:

  • Evergreen
  • Border or Bed

Exposure:

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage Color:

  • Blue/green

Habit:

  • Globose

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained

Comments:

Slow grower, showing only about 2" per year.  Foliage color and texture are key elements with new growth being soft to the touch and a beautiful blue-green.  Over time it will develop a leader, producing a short dome shape.  Provides great contrast with perennials, makes a nice groundcover for wildlife.  Excellent for a rock garden, small entry ways, containers, or as a specimen.  Discovered as a seedling growing in the forests of Vancouver Island, Brittish Columbia.

Mature Papoose in the landscape.

Mature Papoose in the landscape.

Mark with a #5 Papoose Spruce at OPN.

Mark with a #5 Papoose Spruce at OPN.

Papoose Spruce at Oregon Pride.

Papoose Spruce at Oregon Pride.