Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

whaas_5a(5A SE WI)October 16, 2011

Hello GW conifer collectors,

I'm looking for a few suggestions regarding mounding or spreading forms of Picea engelmannii. I'd like to diversify my blues a bit versus the typical Picea pungens.

Pics and sources sure would be appreciated!

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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Picea abies 'Waldbrunn' is a great plant but I'm thinking you have that.

Dax

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 5:45PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Dax, you've started early with the whiskey!

I have Picea pungens 'Waldbrunn' on my wishlist.

You surely have some P. engelmannii cultivars up your sleeve right?

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 6:19PM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

Will, there may be some mounding type forms that are more wide dwarves then ramblers, but I'm not really aware of any widely spreading engelmannii cultivars. Edwin, Clement or Steven might be able to help here.

-Will

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 6:29PM
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dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

Whass,

One for your consideration.

Picea engelmannii 'Jasper'

According to Iseli. Softer in color and in needle texture than dwarf Picea pungens cultivars, this compact, globose spruce traces its roots to a species native to the Rocky Mountains. Rarely seen in the trade, the muted, blue-green conifer thrives in cool, mountain conditions, so its subtle, rugged beauty makes a perfect addition to the alpine garden.

My garden is by no means alpine but this cultivar seems to do well.

You can get Picea abies 'Waldbrunn' from Iseli in 3 gal. size.

Dave

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 6:34PM
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severnside

Picea engelmannii 'Jasper' seems to fit your bill judging by Clement's picture in the gallery.

Here is a link that might be useful: Picea engelmannii gallery 2011

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 6:34PM
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severnside

It's actually the 2010 gallery, not 2011 as I put in the link.

Just sayin'.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 6:45PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Keepin' on drinkin' Dranx good luck.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 7:00PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

I'm now intrigued...is there really a Picea abies 'Waldbrunn'?

'Jasper' is definitely what I'm after. From the link 'Lobo' looks like a good one too.

Now I just have to find em!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 7:22PM
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dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

You can get Picea abies 'Waldbrunn' from Iseli in 3 gal. size.

I'll retract that. No you can't.

No such cultivar that I know of.

Dave

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 8:03PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Hah, you're not visiting Dax right now are you?

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 8:48PM
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baxz5oh(5)

Iselis and the Oregon Garden have Picea Pungens Waldbrunn in their display gardens. Please post a picture of the Picea Abies Waldbrunn if you can find one.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2011 at 7:49AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

It's pungens Waldbrunn and no other named plant falls into other species cateogories, nor separate Genus.

Here's one for ya Will, for form:

Abies concolor 'Rochester Park'

Dax

    Bookmark   October 17, 2011 at 8:42AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Very nice...I have to remember to check out A. concolor types as well. I found a post from Dave that had his 'Z-mark' cultivar.

To that end any spreading/mounding Abies concolor cultivars would be appreciated too or any blue cultivars (less P. pungens) for that matter.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2011 at 12:34PM
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dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

Whass,

"I found a post from Dave that had his 'Z-mark' cultivar".

Remove Dave and insert Dan and you got it right.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: New conifer cultivar bed 2

    Bookmark   October 17, 2011 at 1:28PM
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Ament(5a SD)

I really like the Abies concolor 'Rochester Park' Dax. I'll have to sit down and spend a day writing out all the ones I like, then pick out which ones I really -must- get. LoL

~Tina

    Bookmark   October 17, 2011 at 2:32PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Sorry about that Dave. Here is the post I found it under...the pics must have reminded me of your garden for one reason or another.

Here is a link that might be useful: Summer Blues

    Bookmark   October 17, 2011 at 3:32PM
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