Howell's Dwarf Tigertail Spruce

Picea bicolor 'Howell's Dwarf Tigertail'

Also called Alcock's Spruce

  • AKA Picea alcoquiana 'Howell's Dwarf'
  • Forms a compact mound that may take on a pyramidal shape
  • Unique colour combination
  • Green needles have bright blue undersides and a tint of yellow on exposed needles
  • Attractive reddish-purple cones

ZONE:
4

HEIGHT:
150-175 cm

SPREAD:
150-175 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Thriving in full sun, it is a unique tree noted for its colourful cones. Somewhat tolerant of urban conditions. If a leader develops, it can be pruned out to maintain the mound. If the leader is not removed, the plant could reach 6m or more.

Characteristics & Attributes


SOIL MOISTURE:
Well-drained
GROWTH RATE:
Medium
HABIT:
Mounding
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen