Botanical Name:Picea orientalis 'Nana' Common Name:
Dwarf Oriental Spruce
Dark green needles that are quite short and lustrous.
Dwarf, spreading form unless a leader is allowed to form and then it becomes strongly pyramidal.
3 feet tall by 8 feet wide after 15 years but will grow taller if a leader forms.
Can tolerate poor soils but may need protection from a harsh winter wind.
Description: This is a Spruce from Asia, as its name implies. It is quite hardy to Zone 4 and is mainly characterized by short needles and rather slow growing habit compared to many of the other Spruces. ‘Nana’ is an extremely slow growing form that gets to approximately 3 feet in height. With its dark green needles it makes a nice small dwarf plant.