Bird's Nest Spruce

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Slow-growing, needle-leaved evergreen shrub with fine foliage and a flat spread, resembling a "bird's nest." Very effective as an accent, specimen or foundation plant. Also suitable in rock gardens. Deer resistant. Prefers moist, well-drained, neutral to acid (sour) soil.

Companion Plants

Japanese Maple

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Japanese Maple

This lovely accent tree is prized for its beautiful deep reddish-purple leaf color and rounded form. Makes a magnificent specimen or a perfect small landscape tree for entrances or patios. Attractive fall color extends the season. Virtually care-free.

Euonymus

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Euonymus

Wintercreeper can vary in form by cultivar. Some make lovely small shrubs while others are ideal as a ground cover, or climbing a wall or trellis. The dense evergreen foliage provides year-round interest.

Bearberry Cotoneaster

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Bearberry Cotoneaster

This spreading shrub has graceful, arching branches that are low-growing and readily root themselves to the ground. Well-suited for ground cover, erosion control or planting in large groups. Prefers well-drained soil.

Details

Common name

Bird's Nest Spruce

Botanical name

Picea abies

Variety

Nidiformis

Zone

USDA 3 - 7

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Bloom time

No Bloom

Light

sun

Height

2-5' (0.5-1.5 m)

Habit

low-growing

Water

1-2 times per week

Feed

in spring

Maintenance

provide enough water in fall, before freeze