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  • Low Blow Spruce Engelmann Spruce Dwarf Base Size 1 Quart Air Pot

Low Blow Spruce Engelmann Spruce Dwarf Base Size 1 Quart Air Pot

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'Low Blow' Spruce Engelmann Spruce Dwarf Very Small Size Bluegreen

Botanical Reference: Picea Engelmannii


Note: At the time of this listing, a Cultivar named Picea Engelmanianni "Low Blow' was not listed by the American Conifer Society, however we  did find an American Conifer Society  reference to a cultivar named Picea Engelmanianni "Lobo' which appears to match the appearance and attributes found online from a few nurseries. Further research is required to establish an official registered cultivar name, but we are listing the attributes below for Picea Engelmanniani Lobo' for now.


American Conifer Society Attributes:

Picea engelmannii 'Lobo' / Lobo Engelmann spruce

3 (-30 to -40 F / -34.4 to -40 C)

ORIGIN: Witch's Broom
COLOR: Blue 


Picea engelmannii 'Lobo' / Lobo Engelmann spruce

Picea engelmannii 'Lobo' #56, is a perfectly symmetrical miniature selection of Engelmann spruce that spends many years in tight, globose form before developing some apical dominance, becoming a delightful tiny cone of short tight branches and fluffy Blue needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 16 inches (40 cm) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 1 inch (2.5 cm), or slightly more.



This cultivar originated as a witch’s broom found in the 1990s by Colorado’s preeminent broom hunter, Jerry Morris. According to his notes, Jerry found the original broom up a 4-mile road along the route past the Limber Grove hiking area in Park County, Colorado, describing it as, “18 inches around and 10 feet up, an average witch’s broom.” Apparently, this broom was a virtual twin of 'Hobo' #57. He first designated it as [#56], meaning that this was Jerry’s 56th named Engelmann spruce selection. Nomenclature purists will list this conifer as, Picea engelmannii ‘Lobo’ #56.