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Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 16, 11 at 16:46

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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RE: Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

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

Dax


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RE: Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 16, 11 at 18:19

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?


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RE: Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

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


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RE: Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

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


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RE: Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

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

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RE: Wrong

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

Just sayin'.


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RE: Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

Keepin' on drinkin' Dranx good luck.


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  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 16, 11 at 19:22

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!


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RE: Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

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


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RE: Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 16, 11 at 20:48

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


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RE: Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

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.


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RE: Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

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'
Abies concolor 'Rochester Park'

Dax


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RE: Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 17, 11 at 12:34

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.


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RE: Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

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


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RE: Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

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


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RE: Picea engelmannii mounding/spreading forms

  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 17, 11 at 15:32

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


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