A truly different cultivar noted for the foxtail appearance of its new branches, with the bright blue needles at the branch tips shorter than the needles at the base; excellent for buffer planting and as a striking accent tree Iseli Foxtail Spruce has attractive blue foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. Iseli Foxtail Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage. This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics. Iseli Foxtail Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications; Accent Vertical Accent This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.
- Mature Height: 50 feet
- Mature Width: 20 feet
- Sunlight: Sun
- Soil Conditions: Generally Dry, Moist (Typical)
Plants are constantly growing, ever-changing, and therefore unique. The plant you receive may vary from the photo, but rest assured, it holds the same glorious potential!