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Picea Lutzii Machala, also known as the Lutz Spruce Machala is a dwarf spruce with a lovely flattened spherical shape. Exceptionally robust and highly attractive, this dwarf conifer is ideally suited as a low-growing evergreen and for edging in mixed shrub borders. After 10 years, its height is 100 cm.
Growing in a bushy, rounded habit, Lutz Spruce Machala is compact, with dense foliage. The needles are short and pointed, evenly spread out on the horizontally arranged branches. The colour of the foliage is grey-green, with a slight bluish tinge. Picea × Lutzii is a naturally occurring hybrid between Picea Glauca or White Spruce and Picea Sitchensis or Sitka Spruce. This dwarf spruce is quite undemanding and easy to care for, thriving in any well-drained soil and in full sun. Since it is not bothered by drought and dry conditions, this plant is a great choice for rock gardens. It is also deer resistant and rarely affected by any serious diseases and pests.
A European native Picea Lutzii Machala can survive in sever climates. This evergreen conifer is fully hardy in the United Kingdom, and it won’t be bothered by frosts, strong winds or extremely low winter temperatures. Can be grown in a sheltered or an exposed location.
Even though the dense, silvery foliage and the rounded habit make this cultivar attractive, it’s the petite size that makes Lutz Spruce Machala truly special. Usually standing at 50 to 80 centimetres in height, this Dwarf Spruce will not generally exceed 100 centimetres even after 10 years. Naturally growing in a shape of a flattened ball, this evergreen conifer requires no pruning to stay in shape.
Miniature and elegant, Picea Lutzii Machala is perfect for growing in containers or small gardens. Its attractive features, such as spherical habit and dense, silvery foliage, lend itself well to mixed shrub borders, where it can be used for edging or underplanting larger specimens. If planted en masse, it makes for a stunning low-growing hedge, especially when used to line pathways. For a year-round interest on your patio or balcony, grow this conifer in a larger pot.