Picea sitchensis 'Papoose'
Dwarf Sitka Spruce

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Part ShadeBird Friendly
Dwarf Sitka Spruce
Picea sitchensis 'Papoose'

Originating on Vancouver Island, this is slow growing shrub that only puts on about two inches of growth each year. The needles are dark green underneath and silvery blue on top creating an attractive contrast. Great plant for a dwarf conifer collection or in the perennial border. Mature trees provide nesting sites and cover for many birds.

Great cover and nesting for native birds
Very slow growing and perfect for small spaces
Perfect for grouping in any garden
Texture contrasts well with perennials
Easy to grow with few if any pests

Native Range

Wooded areas and slopes from Alaska south into California.

Interesting Facts

Dwarf Sitka Spruce originated from a Witches Broom. A dense cluster of branches found on many species of trees, in medieval times they were thought to be caused by witchcraft. Today we know fungi, mites, environment or genetic mutations cause them.


Prefers deep, moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic soil. 

Mature Size: 2-3ft. Tall x 2-3ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 5-8

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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