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Dwarf Black Spruce

Picea mariana 'Nana'

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Dwarf Black Spruce

Picea mariana 'Nana'

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Dwarf Variety
Fall Color
Tolerates Wet Soil

Botanical Name

Picea mariana 'Nana'

Outdoor Growing zone


Mature Height


Mature Width


Sun needs

Full Sun, Partial Sun

The Dwarf Black Spruce is a unique bun-shaped evergreen that develops into a plant about twice as wide as it is tall, with a neat rounded profile. It is dense, with many short branches, covered tightly with needles that are blue-green and dusted with a silvery coating. This charming plant has great appeal at all stages of its growth, reaching about 2 feet across in 10 years, and ultimately growing to as much as 6 feet across and 3 feet tall. Use it in rock gardens or at the corners of beds or grow it in boxes and pots to create miniature gardens with other small plants.

  • Compact, rounded ‘bird’s nest’ of layered branches
  • Attractive blue-green foliage dusted with silver
  • Dwarf conifer for rock gardens and boxes
  • Matures to a rounded specimen 3 feet by 6 feet
  • Extremely cold hardy and easily grown

Full sun is best for the Dwarf Black Spruce in all but the hottest zones, where some afternoon shade is valuable. This plant is not particularly drought resistant, and it should be watered regularly. Rich, moist and preferably acidic soil is best, but it will grow well in ordinary soils that are not too dry and sandy. It needs no trimming to grow into a neat form, and it normally has no pests or diseases. A special specimen that is easy to grow and very popular.