Picea abies 'Cobra'

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  1. dcsteg

    dcsteg Active Member 10 Years

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    Shawnee, KS USA
    It was a seedling cross between Picea abies ‘Pendula’ and Picea abies ‘Virgata’. Cobra has characteristics intermediate between both parents. It can become quite large so it should be sited where it can eventually reach its full stature which might be 25 or more ft. Demonstrating both weeping habit as well as extreme shoot elongation, Cobra is one of the more bizarre appearing conifers, but it is easy to become a fan of this new cultivar. Odd appearing in youth, Cobra grows into its own after a few years. The lowest branches often will form a skirt right on the ground. Staking helps getting the tree growing upright, and being attentive in allowing only one lead shoot

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