Picea glauca 'Blue Wonder' / Blue Wonder dwarf alberta spruce

Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Blue Wonder' is an improved selection of dwarf Alberta spruce with striking, gray-blue needles and dense cone shape. Does not tend to revert back to green foliage like other cultivars tend to. A standout in any garden, this conifer is excellent in rock gardens, containers framing a doorway, or planted in the landscape as a single specimen or multiple grouping. This conifer performs it best when plant in full to partial sun. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 feet (2 m) tall and 2.5 feet (75 cm) wide.

This cultivar originated as a color sport found on a specimen of P. glauca var. albertiana 'Conica' in 1992 by Helmers Baumschulen, Westerstede, Germany and introduced to the nursery trade shortly thereafter by H. Kordes Jungpflanzen Handels GMBH, Bilsen Germany.

Picea glauca 'Blue Wonder' — an exeptional specimen in the conifer collection at the Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR; an ACS Reference Garden.
Photo by David Olszyk
Picea glauca 'Blue Wonder' Photographed by David Stegmaier in his Kansas garden, USA during October of 2006.
Photo by David Stegmaier
Picea glauca 'Blue Wonder' Green Industry Images Copyrighted Photograph; Permission Granted;
Photo by Ernie Wiegand



I bought a one ft tall spruce 1/2 price at Lowes. Can I use it at the corner of the house that gets a lot of sun? Or in a rock garden that is in full sun?

Maxwell Cohn

what kind of spruce? There are 39 species. Some of them get really big.


Will Blue Wonder grow in middle GA, where summer temps are usually in the 90's and may reach 100?