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Cultural Details for Picea glauca 'Pendula'

Common Name:
Weeping White Spruce

Growth Rate:
Medium,1-2 ft per year

Average Mature Height:
40'

Average Mature Width:
10'

Flower Details:
Monoecious; staminate, pale red becoming yellow; pistillate purple

Fruit Details:
Pendulous cylindrical cones, 1-1 ½" long, ½ - ¾" wide light brown at maturity.

Fall Color:
Evergreen

Bark Details:
Thin, flaky or scaly, ashy brown; freshly exposed layer silvery

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Susceptible to trunk and root rot, bagworm, European sawfly, and red spider mite

Native Habitat:
Labrador to Alaska, south to Montana, Wyoming, Arkansas, Minnesota, and New York

Other Features:
Specimen tree, en mass, hedge, and windbreak. Tolerant to air borne salt water spray. This cultivar maintains an upright leader with columnar habit and strongly weeping side branches.

Culture and Care:
Readily transplants, best growth on well drained moist loam or alluvial soils

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu