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Tompa Spruce

Picea abies 'Tompa'

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Tompa Spruce (Picea abies 'Tompa') at Minor's Garden Center

Tompa Spruce

Tompa Spruce

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Tompa Spruce (Picea abies 'Tompa') at Minor's Garden Center

Tompa Spruce foliage

Tompa Spruce foliage

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Norway Spruce

Description:

Fresh green needles and a compact habit make this slow growing dwarf conifer a great choice for smaller landscapes and even rock gardens; features a wide conical shape; a superior choice for its vigor and hardiness

Ornamental Features

Tompa Spruce is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the garden for its decidedly oval form. It has light green evergreen foliage. The needles remain light green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Tompa Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a shapely oval form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Tompa Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Tompa Spruce will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Sizes Available:

15" #3 Cont. $70.99

 
 
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