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Picea abies 'Rubra Spicata'
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Plant Type: Conifer Shrubs, Conifer Trees

For about two weeks in spring, deep red new growth gives this uncommon cultivar a surprising look for a spruce. Gradually, the foliage changes to reddish-brown and then to green. Although it grows less quickly than the species, Picea abies ‘Rubra Spicata’ eventually becomes a large tree with an open habit. Found in Czechoslovakia in 1973, propagated in England, and introduced to the United States in 1981.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Very slow growing. Nice spring cone color (bright red). Unique in many ways.

Flower Color

Red cones in spring (looks like a flower)

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

15'

Good Companions

Plant Height

25'

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3

Soil Moisture

well drained


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance

Exposure

Full sun.

Growth Rate

12-15" per year

Seasonal Interests

spring/winter