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Picea abies 'Pumila Nigra'

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4 comments to “Picea abies Pumila Nigra

  1. edwilliams commented

    We have had ours over 25 years and it is only 3 feet high by 6 feet wide. Last years growth was 3 inches. One place on-line described it as “bun like” and maturing like ours. Another place had 6 – 12 inches of growth. Is this the usual New England vs. the Northwest growth rate differences?

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  2. David Olszyk commented

    Hi Ed,
    everything I’ve seen describes the growth pattern you describe, i.e. flattened globose shape and definitely dwarf growth of 2-3 inches per year. I think “the other place” missed the call here.

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  3. edwilliams commented

    Thanks David. You might be wondering why so many questions all of a sudden. I am putting our conifers into Plantsmap.com. While I am at it I am trying to make sure the name is correct since much has changed over the last 30 years and the conifer data base is such a great source of information. In this case the conifer data base said the growth rate was 6 – 12 so I thought I would do some checking.

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  4. David Olszyk commented

    haha. Not any more. I fixed it. It’s going to take a lot of time and a lot of eyes to get this right. Thankfully is a permanent and easily-editable website.

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