• Picea abies ‘Reflexa’

    Posted on April 25, 2014 by in Collector Plants, conifer, drought tolerant, evergreen, Foliage plants, Good Pot Plant, Ground cover, Weeping plants, winter interest

    Picea abies 'Reflexa'DSC_0685If you are looking for something a bit different for your garden then perhaps this vegetable version of “Cousin It” from the Adams Family could be just the ticket! It is a weeping form of Norway Spruce and will trail along the ground or spill over a bank unless trained up a stake. It can then be grown to the height of the stake and will then spill to the ground. So it will quite literally grow to any height that you want. Talk about a designer plant! Once the stem has thickened it will be self supporting.

    Don’t limit yourself to a horizontal or upright specimen, why not train it on an angle to weep out over a pond or espalier it along a fence, how in fact you grow it is only limited by your imagination, just don’t expect it to hold glass Christmas balls! It will also make a stunning pot subject that will in time spill to the ground.

    Any well drained sunny to semi-shaded aspect should suit and keep it from completely drying out in summer, couldn’t be easier. You just need some patience as a plant trained to 2metres could take several years, but you will enjoy creating your very own work of art.

    I have nice young trees in 20cm. pots for $45.50 so get started.

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