Norway spruce ‘Little Gem’ (Picea abies ‘Little Gem’)
Norway spruce ‘Little Gem’ (Picea abies ‘Little Gem’) is a conifer that can grow 10cm – 50cm tall and 10cm – 50cm wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Norway spruce ‘Little Gem’ (Picea abies ‘Little Gem’).
This plant is commonly known as Norway spruce ‘Little Gem’.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 20-50 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Norway spruce ‘Little Gem’
Scientific name: Picea abies ‘Little Gem’
Plant type: Conifers, Shrubs
Height: 10cm – 50cm
Spread: 10cm – 50cm
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Low Maintenance
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Norway spruce ‘Little Gem’ (Picea abies ‘Little Gem’), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Norway spruce ‘Little Gem’ (Picea abies ‘Little Gem’) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in clay, loam or sand.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
As for pH, it is a plant that grows ideally in soils with pH acid or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Picea abies ‘Little Gem’ likes to grow in moist but well drained soil.
Norway spruce ‘Little Gem’ (Picea abies ‘Little Gem’) should be grown in full sun places.