Alcock's Spruce
Picea alcoquiana 'Howell's Dwarf Tigertail'

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Picea (PY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: alcoquiana
Cultivar: Howell's Dwarf Tigertail
Additional cultivar information:(aka Howell's Dwarf, Howell's Tigertail, Howell's Dwarf Tiger Tail)
Synonym:Picea bicolor

Category:

Shrubs

Conifers

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rock Island, Illinois

Cincinnati, Ohio

Galena, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 8, 2006, conifers from Rock Island, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This plant produces exceptional Bright Red Buds and Red Cones as a bonus to it's colorful needle characteristis. Leaves are bicolor green/blue hence its species name and this plant in 10 years can be expected to be three feet tall by five feet wide. An Intermediate growth conifer (quick).