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Picea bicolor 'Howell's Dwarf Tigertail'

Also called Alcock's Spruce


More About Picea bicolor 'Howell's Dwarf Tigertail'

  • 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

Colour:

Red

Howell's Dwarf Tigertail Spruce 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.

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Picea bicolor 'Howell's Dwarf Tigertail' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Picea bicolor 'Howell's Dwarf Tigertail'

Picea omorika 'Nana'

Picea omorika 'Nana'

Dwarf Serbian Spruce

Picea abies 'Pusch'

Picea abies 'Pusch'

Pusch Norway Spruce