Picea pungens ‘Globosa’

Christmas tree

  • Botanical name: Picea pungens 'Globosa'
  • Common name: Christmas tree
  • Family: Pinaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Evergreen
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Picea pungens ‘Globosa’ is an extremely slow-growing spruce, which makes a wonderful mound of bobbly blue foliage, with tightly packed branches heading off in all directions. The needles colour-up best in full sun, and the effect is sensational in spring when new growth has a silvery blue sheen.


Grow Picea pungens ‘Globosa’ with contrasting plants such as heathers, or with vertical conifers. It has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the RHS.

How to grow Picea 'Globosa'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

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Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Picea 'Globosa' and wildlife

Picea 'Globosa' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Picea 'Globosa' poisonous?

Picea 'Globosa' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People