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Four years of Picea mariana 'Ericoides'

Posted by firefightergardener 7/8 (fletchonthemove@hotmail.com) on
Fri, Jun 22, 12 at 14:58

A great little spreading near-miniature plant, this is often confused with Picea abies 'Blue Nest'(which may just be an illegitimate, duplicate name), Picea glauca 'Echiniformis' and others. Bought four years ago, actually I ended up with about ten plants, each for $1.99(yeah, $2 each), from Ebay. Apparently easy to propogate, likely even from cuttings(?), this beauty grows about an inch, maybe an inch and a half a year(3 cm) and has distinct colors during the seasons.

2009
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2010
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2012 Whereas these other photos were taken later in the season, Spring shows a lush, beautiful plant.
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-Will


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RE: Four years of Picea mariana 'Ericoides'

A beauty!

Interesting story (to me, anyway):

Couple of years ago I picked up a couple of plants at a ShopKo clearance (I know, I know...) labelled Picea abies 'Bird's Nest'. I was confused but overlooked my confusion because I had just gotten what I convinced myself were two Bird's nest spruce for about 3 bucks apiece.

When I planted them the nursery tag said Picea mariana 'Ericoides.' At that time I decided I should try to find out what they REALLY were, to no avail. Left them behind at our former home that is now a rental. Both still alive but with zero new growth and one looking pretty much like death warmed over.

Note to self: you usually get what you pay for.


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RE: Four years of Picea mariana 'Ericoides'

That exploded! Especially from 2009 to 2010! Thanks for posting these Will, I reallyappreciate them.


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