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  • Eventual height: 8m
  • Eventual spread: 5m

Picea pungens 'Karaten'

Colorado spruce 'Karaten'

5 year guarantee
3 litre pot £49.99
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained neutral to slightly acid soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The award-winning ‘Karaten’ is a stunning conical to columnar evergreen tree with scaly, grey bark and orange-brown shoots. The needles are stiff, pointed, bluish grey-green, curving upwards and coated in a natural, protective wax. This Colorado spruce has an ultimate spread of 5m so will need plenty of space and will suit medium to larger gardens.

  • Garden care: When planting ‘Karsten’ incorporate well-rotted compost or manure into the planting hole and add some mycorrhizal fungi to aid root establishment. Remove any additional central stems that appear in spring and compete with the dominant stem (or leader) to maintain a balanced form. At the same time, cut out any weak or misshapen shoots.
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