Alberta Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, White Spruce, Canadian Spruce
Picea glauca 'Rainbow's End'

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Picea (PY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: glauca (GLAW-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rainbow's End
Synonym:Picea glauca var. albertiana
Synonym:Picea glauca var. densata
Synonym:Picea glauca var. porsildii
Synonym:Pinus glauca
Synonym:Picea canadensis

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Conifers

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Aromatic

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Dracut, Massachusetts

Honea Path, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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

A cultivar/sport of the common Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Conica' with summer interest. This plant flushes a light green burst on its' first flush of Spring Growth, then later in early summer, it's second flush is a bright golden color providing contrast against the green foliage below. Supposedly a bit hardier of a selection/cultivar than others, with Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Jean's Dilly' being another of the hardier cultivars. A solid, gardenworthy selection.

This variety species of White Spruce can be prone to scorch in very hot climates. Spider mites too can be a problem. Never plant any cultivar of this species variety next to or up against a brick wall or any wall where heat will be reflected. There are some fantastic cultivars in this group of plants to ... read more