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want to replace a dwarf Alberta spruce

Posted by bellafiore (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 2, 14 at 20:04

Lots of winter kill. It's about 9 ft tall and 5 ft wide, which is the maximum space for the shrub. Part Shade, next to the house by the entry...there's an overhang, so it will be partially under that.

Any suggestions?

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RE: want to replace a dwarf Alberta spruce

do you want a shrub.. or another conifer???

and if you want 'good' suggestions.. i suggest a pic of the location ...


RE: want to replace a dwarf Alberta spruce

With the overhang, you will have to pay strict attention to watering whatever you plant. Did lack of water contribute to the demise of the Alberta Spruce? What was your winter like?
What zone are you in and generally where do you live? That information, and a picture like Ken says, would help in some 'good' suggestions.

RE: want to replace a dwarf Alberta spruce

Thank you for the responses....I removed it and now am happy it is gone. Going to replace it with a leafy shrub 5'x5' but not sure what yet. It's between Little Lime hydrangeas and yellow potentillas. Trying to decide between a really dark green, red, or variegated. I will try to figure out how to post a picture.

This post was edited by bellafiore on Tue, Aug 5, 14 at 14:30

RE: want to replace a dwarf Alberta spruce

mikebotann, thanks for the response...yes, I did water on a regular basis. It was the bad winter...around here all the conifers got winter burn on the side that got the most sun. The snow stuck and turned to ice and the sun burned the branches. About a third of the tree is dead. No hope for recovery. Happy it is gone. going to put in low shrubs only for a better view from our sitting area.

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