Picea glauca 'Blue Planet' / Blue Planet Alberta white spruce

Picea glauca 'Blue Planet' is a miniature Alberta spruce. Just a tight compact ball. Leaves very very small with little buds and steel-Blue foliage. Plant 6 inches in 10 years. Three year old plants the size of a quarter. Rare! Found in Germany as a sport of `Echiniformis Glauca'. (Stanley and Sons Nursery)

Just a comment: This cultivar has controversial roots that it is incorrectly labeled in the nursery trade and should fall under the species, mariana. Consequently, it can be said that Picea glauca 'Echiniformis' may as well also being commonly mislabeled in the nursery trade. Supposedly the "true" Picea mariana 'Echiniformis' is a rare find. (Herbst, Dax, November 2006)

Picea glauca 'Blue Planet' Photographed by David Stegmaierin his Kansas garden, USA during October of 2006.
Photo by David Stegmaier
Picea glauca 'Blue Planet'