Variegated Black Hills Spruce - Picea mariana 'Aureovariegata'
This is A GOLD TIPPED BLUE SPRUCE, which is incredible! Beyond that, this is a dwarf conifer that really checks all the boxes. You will not see one in your neighbor's yard (unique variety: Check!), these little guys are hard to find! People will stop and talk about it because of it's unique color patterns and sculptural habit when young (gorgeous structure: Check!). As the little tree ages, it will take on a pyramidal shape and it will fit nicely into any landscape, being only 5ft in 10 years ( Perfect size for any project: Check!). It is hardy to zone 3, which is something to squawk about (Hardy: Check!). You can keep it in a large pot on your deck if you need something unique and decorative (Can be planted in the landscape or kept in a pot: Check!). It is hard to capture the beauty of this tree in a photograph but the sharp contrast from gold to blue will make you want to stop and visit with her often. We have a serious soft spot for this tree and we think you will too.