A dwarf, slow growing, upright Spruce, supposedly to 12′ when mature, that is particularly noteworthy for its magical emerging growth in spring. The new needles start off white, fade to a vivid soft cream and then slowly turn to green in summer. The whole process takes about 6 to 8 weeks for us. Other sources speak about the transition being shorter, but my guess is that it stops as soon as the temperatures start to climb. When we saw this in the nursery, we just knew that this had to be in the garden and it has certainly earned a place of honor. If you ever see this being available – buy it – you will not regret it.
This was our living Christmas Tree for 2017.
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Pronunciation: PY-see-uh PUN-gens
Species Meaning: Sharply pointed, spiny
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P17005
Found in Cherry Corner,
It is at the start of the walk from the bottom of the stairs going towards the Tea House.
We acquired this plant from Farmington Gardens.