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woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 26, 2003
4:21 PM

Post #497938

I want to buy a dwarf conifer (or is it a spruce)? that I have seen alot. It is very dense, grows to about 6 feet high and is very pyramidal in shape. They are pretty common now but I don't know what its name is. I live pretty far out in the country and may have to drive some distance to buy this, so I want to "let my fingers do the walking" first and see if anyone has them before I drive 40 miles for no reason. Can anyone tell me what this is called? If you have a picture would you post it so I can see if it's the one I'm talking about?
JJsgarden
Northern Piedmont, NC
(Zone 7b)

March 28, 2003
1:29 PM

Post #499055

woodspirit, sounds like it might be a dwarf Alberta Spruce. I'll try to get a pic and post for you.
Jean

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plantsdirect
Old Town (Gainesvill, FL
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2003
2:14 PM

Post #499067

I know around here what we use that is like that is arborvitae :)

Katrina
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2003
8:10 PM

Post #499285

Katrina, do you have problems with bagworms on your arborvitae?
rutholive
Tonasket, WA
(Zone 5a)

March 30, 2003
3:18 AM

Post #500155

This photo is of my Prairie Fire Crabapple Allee. The evergreens are Picea glauca 'Conica', Dwarf Alberta Spruce. They were about 36" in 1998 when I planted them. I dont think they have grown more than 6 or 8 inches since then. Maybe they are what you are looking for. Donna

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woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

March 31, 2003
11:38 AM

Post #501076

Wow, what a beautiful picture. That looks like them, so I will ask for them at a local nursery and see if that is it. Very, very, pretty Allee
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 31, 2003
7:43 PM

Post #501397

The Lowe's by me has some about one foot tall for $4, and ones about 3 feet tall for closer to $40. Being that they only grow a couple of inches per year, I sure understand the price difference! LOL

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

April 2, 2003
1:00 AM

Post #502266

I got some! At a local nursery, about 15" high for $5 each. I will fertilize them and help them grow a little faster, lol. I appreciate all the help I am getting...

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