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
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.
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Picea sitchensis 'Papoose'
Mark with a #5 Papoose Spruce at OPN
Papoose Spruce at OPN