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HEIGHT:1 - 5 feet
SPREAD:2 - 3 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Blue-green needles are rounded and stand out on all sides of the twigs; is sometimes pruned and maintained as hedge; prefers shade and well-drained, moist, acid soil. See entry under Evergreen Trees.
LIMITATIONS:Needs cool, moist soil and cool air temperatures; very slow growing; protect from wind; availability limited.
HARDINESS: SC, SE (Zone 3)
ORIGIN: Southern Alaska to northern Montana, Idaho and California
CULTIVARS:‘Blue Star’ Narrow, upright form; very blue needles 5’ high by 2’.; ‘Elizabeth’ Flat, spreading form; blue-green needles; good rock garden plant 1’ high by 3’. Found on Mt. Rainier.
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The information for this Evergreen Shrub (373) was last updated on: 2011-01-20 20:05:37
   
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