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Picea breweriana (Brewer Spruce, Picea)

Type Tree, Conifer, Evergreen
Form Weeping or Cascading Foliage
Size Large Tree (8m or more height)
Colours Grey Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Picea breweriana - Cultivation Notes

Spruce will tolerate any soil other than the very chalky soil or overly moist / wet. They require a spot in full but prefer the company of other trees being well suited to woodland / mixed planting. Most of these evergreen conifers will grow quickly so allow plenty of space and plant away from the house.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Picea breweriana:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Picea breweriana

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Picea breweriana:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Conifer with outstanding foliage colour for winter interest
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
plants for winter interest
plants with fruit or berries
plants for heavy clay soils

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View other types of conifers with grey foliage

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