Q: I am considering purchasing a Dwarf Alberta Spruce. It is
about 5' high at this time. The tag says it grows 3-6" per year and will
be tall and not fat.
The space I have allocated for a tree is not large
and this variety would be ideal. After reading many entries on the
internet, I am not sure if it is a good idea to have one planted in the
ground in Anchorage, Alaska.
We have a marine climate, usually 65
in the summer and not colder than 10 or 20 in the winter, although in
recent years it has gone beyond both of those temps.
Please let me know
as soon as you can as I need to make a decision real soon.
In fact, the dwarf Alberta spruce was discovered alongside a
railroad station somewhere in British Columbia, and its natural range is in
Anchorage is certainly within its range, and it should be
quite happy there.
p.s. My wife and I have been to your city (May of 2002) and it's a