'Acrocona' Norway Spruce - Photo of the Day

from EC Brown's Nursery 


Dwarf Acrocona Norway Spruce -  Picea abies 'Acrocona'


Even when young, this delightful dwarf evergreen  conifer develops remarkable, raspberry-red cones on the tips of its branches in spring. 'Acrocona' means "with terminal cones on the ends of the branches."
Unique not only in color but also in its irregular upright form.   It becomes a broad pyramid with time, 5' tall x 4' wide in 10 years. Deer resistant.

Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. Hardy to -50 degrees. USDA zone 2. It has been known since 1890, when it was found in a forest near Uppsala, Sweden

from Buchholz & Buchholz Nursery



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    1. Hi Arthur in the Garden....it is a great plant, isn't it?

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  2. Hi there from Maria over at EverythingCroton--Jan this plant is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. I would a bagful of cones for my Christmas projects! And deer resistant too....

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    1. Thanks Maria! Your appreciation for this plant is spoken like a true New Yorker!
      We should start a Croton dwarf conifer collection - deer resistant - at the 5 corner intersection.

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