Picea Pungens Hoopsii
Picea pungens Hoopsiiis a real blue Spruce with lovely silvery-green needles. This tree is also known as the Lebanon Spruce. Grown and much appreciated for its ornamental value.
Slow growing to approx 6 mt over 15to 20 years!
Details Picea pungens Hoopsii
- Very easy to grow
- Flower colour: white
- Leaf colour: Green
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant spacing: 150 cm
- Hardiness: -25 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Pungens Hoopsii
In general : Pungens Hoopsii dislike wet feet, therefore plant in well-drained soil which has been improved with some compost, you can improve soil drainage by mixing in some sand or grit to the planting holes.
Pungens Hoopsii have strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. At the start of winter water the Pungens Hoopsii well so that they go into the winter with a moisture boost. As Pungens Hoopsii are evergreen trees, they keep on dehydrating all winter long.
Avoid shading the base of the plant to prevent the lower part also turning brown – it does not stand shade. Do not apply fertilizer until your trees have been in the ground for at least 6 -8 weeks. It could burn the new roots.
During Feb and March add some Natural Kieserite (Magnesium Sulphate) on top of the soil to improve the foliage colour, if you cannot obtain it, organic fertilizer will suffice. Pungens Hoopsii require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned to remove any dead and old wood.