Picea abies seltawarte

CurlilocksJune 16, 2012

I am a new member of the forum and wonder if you can tell me anything about a tree I saw at a local nursery called a "picea abies seltawarte." The color of the needles are a pale yellowish green. The tree looks healthy; almost has two leader-one straight up,the other to the side.

I am wondering if the tree really is that color, or if it is sick or diseased. Also, I wonder if it would need shade or if it would like do better in bright sunlight. Staff at the nursery didn't know much about it. Any help you can give me would be appreciated. Has anyone heard of a picea abies seltawarte.

Thanks,

Curlilocks

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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

No bell is ringing for me, can you show us a pic of it?

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 1:23AM
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Curlilocks

Here is a quick snap of the plant. If this doesn't work, let me know and I will send others.
Thanks,
Curliocks

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 7:51AM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

That's a Picea pungens 'Straw'.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 7:59AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

I agree, looks like 'Straw' to me.

Dax

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 9:33AM
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dietzjm

To answer your questions, that's it's normal color and it prefers full sun. You should remove that stake that's attached to it. It doesn't look like its helping much.

Here's a picture of mine from earlier this spring. They get big.

Matt

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 12:10PM
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Curlilocks

Matt, Your straw is stunning! You say it needs space and full sunlight?

Do you think my plant will work in the space in the pix below. Does the space seem big enough? It is at the very center of my property. I want to see it like a sculpture--in the northeastern PA winter--against the snow.

Thanks you all your help,

Curlilocks (Molly)

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 2:19PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Picea pungens 'Straw'

Dax

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 2:48PM
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dietzjm

Hi Molly, it will definitely start growing over onto the pavement part in about 4-5 years. I would find a wide open area for it to grow into.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 3:29PM
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greenhaven(SW MI z6)

Looks like you made an excellent choice, Curlilocks! Hope you will find suitable placement for it. From what I can see in the photo your gardens look great.

Dax, what do I see in the foreground of your photo of 'Straw?'

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 8:50AM
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