Meyer Spruce (picea meyeri)
I'm looking for an alternative to P. pungens and/or P. glauca, and was wondering if anyone has experience with this exotic spruce? Information is a bit tough to come by, but a couple of sites report it being very similar in appearance to Blue Spruce, but with greater disease resistance. Is this an accurate portrayal?
I'm thinking of buying several (plant band size) and planting out in a relatively isolated area on the property (i.e. little or no watering) for potential use as Christmas Trees. Will this spruce handle light, sandy soils? How about tolerance for drought? Would it make a good Christmas tree?