Picea glauca 'Blue Tear Drop'

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  1. dcsteg

    dcsteg Active Member 10 Years

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    Pyramidal dwarf conifer with very blue foliage.

    Originated from a fast growing branch on Picea mariana 'Nana', itself a slow growing cultivar.

    3-4 ft (0.91-1.22m) in 10 years. Zone 4.
     

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    conifers Active Member

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    Re: Picea mariana 'Blue Tear Drop'

    Picea glauca 'Blue Teardrop' has been in the trade since the early 1980's & was found as a reversion on a dwarf spruce, at Mitch Nursery. The originator of this plant (Bob Fincham) thought at the time the reversion was growing on a Picea mariana 'Nana', however and after all these years, it's been identified as being a reversion on a Picea glauca. The twigs are smooth/glabrous (Picea glacua) and not pubescent/hairy (Picea mariana) and the stomatal bands are of two (Picea glauca) and not one (Picea mariana).

    Best Regards,

    Dax
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thread title edited to reflect species identity
     

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