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J.W. Daisy's White Spruce

Picea glauca 'J.W. Daisy's White'

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J.W. Daisy's White Spruce (Picea glauca 'J.W. Daisy's White') at Moana Nursery

J.W. Daisy's White Spruce

J.W. Daisy's White Spruce

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J.W. Daisy's White Spruce (Picea glauca 'J.W. Daisy's White') at Moana Nursery

J.W. Daisy's White Spruce foliage

J.W. Daisy's White Spruce foliage

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3


A distinctive cultivar featuring bright yellow new foliage that morphs to white, before maturing to blue-green; makes an exceptional focal point or grouping; one of the best dwarf spruces; very unique, hardy and tough

Ornamental Features

J.W. Daisy's White Spruce has attractive powder blue-tipped bluish-green foliage with hints of white which emerges yellow in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

J.W. Daisy's White Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

J.W. Daisy's White Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

J.W. Daisy's White Spruce will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub should be grown in a location that is shaded from the hot afternoon sun. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Garden 
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.