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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
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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.


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