Plant name:Picea pungens 'Sester Dwarf'
Virtues: Very well-mannered conifer with color, texture, growth rate, and habit appropriate for gardens of any size.
Flower color: Bright blue
Leaf/Foliage: Medium length needles typical of the Colorado blue spruce.
Goes great with: Plants of any sort in the landscape, or as a container planting for focal points.
Habit: Sharply pyramidal, similar to an Alberta spruce.
Season: Year-round interest.
Suggested by: Edward Remsrola for Iseli Nursery.
Where does it come from: Originally selected by Gordon Sester of Sester Farms in Gresham, Oregon.
Tips: Use as a colorful focal point or accent. May be placed in any garden where one might otherwise use an Alberta spruce. 'Sester Dwarf' is also suitable for containers. Plant in full sun for best color, shape, and health of the plant. It is a very slow growing dwarf of the species Zones 2 to 7.