Plants: Picea abies 'Little Gem' - Norway Spruce

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Picea abies 'Little Gem' - Norway Spruce (Bonsai)

A dwarf form of Norway Spruce. Needles are very small with dark green color. Plant only grows about 1-2 inches a year.The form is a round bun. Plant found in Holland around 1965 by Grootendorst Nursery in Boskoop.

Growth Type: Dwarf
Sun Requirements: FULL SUN
10 Year Dimensions: 1 ft. x 1 ft.
USDA Zone: 3 -9

What defines "dwarf" and "miniature"? Dwarf varieties grow one to six inches per year. Miniature varieties grow less than one inch per year. These plants are more valuable because they grow so slow.

They can be used as: Bonsai, Rock Gardens, Trough Gardens, Patio Containers, and even Garden Railways.

Product Information: Each plant was selected for its dwarf and miniature characteristics. Plants were asexually propagated either by sticking cuttings or by grafting the desired scion onto a rootstock. Your plants, if just purchased, can be 1 to 4 years old depending on the variety of plant.

Publisher: Hirt's Gardens
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