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Picea orientalis 'Tom Thumb'

Picea orientalis 'Tom Thumb' - Tom Thumb Oriental Spruce

Picea orientalis 'Tom Thumb' - Tom Thumb Oriental Spruce

More About Picea orientalis 'Tom Thumb'

  • Spreading, horizontal to slightly ascending branches
  • Forms a dense, broad to rounded, shrubby, flattened globe
  • Short, tight-growing needles are golden yellow
  • Use in rock gardens or foundation plantings
  • Growth rate: 2-5 cm per year

Interesting Notes:

This compact selection is a sport of Picea orientalis 'Skylands'. 

Zone:

4

Height:

30-35 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm
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Tom Thumb Oriental Spruce Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers moist to average, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. This dwarf cultivar requires no pruning. For best colour plant in full sun locations. 


Picea orientalis 'Tom Thumb' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Compact
Oval
Mounding

Foliage Color

Yellow
Golden

Landscape uses

Patio plants
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Picea orientalis 'Tom Thumb'

Picea orientalis 'Early Gold'

Picea orientalis 'Early Gold'

Early Gold Oriental Spruce