Picea glauca 'Dent' / Dent Shite spruce

Picea glauca 'Dent' is quite a handsome variegated large upright selection of White sprucer. The variegation is most prevalent in the spring at bud break but lasts well throughout the growing season. I purchased 4 of these in 2000. Two are about 30% white/cream variegated. One is about 5% variegated and the other has yet to show any variegation. Mine grow about 8 inches (20 cm) per year but I would expect that may increase a bit as the plants get bigger. The tree does not appear to be dense without pruning. Mine have never winter burned in my zone 3.

'Dent' is a medium sized tree with a relatively open growth habit; grows about 10 inches (25 cm) per year; foliage has patches of white scattered randomly throughout, adding a colorful touch to the garden; the variegation is most striking in the spring and suffers little burn in the full sun. (Coenosium Gardens)

This cultivar is a seedling selection made by Greg Williams of Wolcott, Vermont and introduced to the nursery trade by Kate Brook nursery in the early 1980s.

Picea glauca 'Dent' This picture was taken in the spring of 2004 in my yard in Manitoba, Canada.
Photo by Ken Church
Picea glauca Dent This is a close up of a second tree up close.
Photo by Ken Church
Picea glauca 'Dent' Photographed by David Stegmaier in his Kansas garden, USA during October of 2006.
Photo by David Stegmaier