Fine art and garden design have a lot in common. Beyond the fundamentals of line, color and shape—great visual art can and should evoke certain feelings as you view it.
This tree is a magnificent canvas that is waiting to whisper secrets to you. If you love plants, you'll lose yourself studying the intricate charm of Slenderina® Weeping Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Glauca Slenderina® Pendula').
Our skillful growers have carefully trained this magnificent specimen into a lavish, weeping showpiece. Many years of expert care have gone into the development and care of our very special Slenderinas trees.
With the same famous glaucous blue needles of its cousin, Colorado Blue Spruce, Slenderina delivers an amazing, steady shot of color all year-long. Like all evergreens, Slenderina brings structure to your landscape.
But unlike its uniform cousin, Slenderina has a wild and wonderful twisting, turning branch structure. No two trees are alike.
From a very strong central leader, the pendulous branches sigh and droop downwards. Some branches jut a bit outwards, then fall like the others.
Frankly, these specialty trees will tickle your fancy. And...they aren't for everyone.
Showcase your unique style by adding them to your space. At once ponderous and graceful, Slenderina has a story to tell.
It's okay to anthropomorphize this tree. How could you not? Give it a nickname, and consider it a family pet.
Whatever you'll call it, Slenderina deserves a special place of honor. You'll want to study the contrast of the strong, short needles and the seeming fragility of the branches.
This tree is a three-dimensional art object. You'll never grow tired of it. Order Slenderina® Weeping Blue Spruce today.
Turn a portion of your landscape into an art gallery with generous rows of specimen trees. Add Slenderina to a special collection of evergreens in a sunny spot with well-drained soil.
Gift one Slenderina Weeping Blue Spruce and one Bruns Weeping Serbian Spruce to a newlywed couple with a sly sense of humor. Planted as a matched set, they would make a noteworthy representation of an "old married couple", wouldn't they?
Use a single tree as a specimen. Allow enough room for the lower branches to drape and creep along the ground for the best effect.
Weeping trees create the most amazing skirt of foliage at ground-level. Use this trait to your fullest advantage by planting this stunning tree at the top of a retaining wall or slope.
The lowest branches will continue to grow downwards. Eventually, they'll soften the edge of your hardscape with a brilliant carpet of glaucous, powder-blue.
We've trained these exceptional trees up using a stake to support the central leader into an erect position. Take this tree and "run with it".
If you desire, you can encourage the top of the tree to fold over by simply neglecting to tie the new growth to the stake. Remove that stake completely, if you'd like to see a more prostrate effect.
You can also follow our lead, and tie the new growth to the stake as it grows for a more vertical tree. If you love this look, why not leverage several of these trees to create an outstanding backdrop?
Plant three Slenderinas in a semi-circle around a stone sculpture. Or highlight a special exterior container filled with a Peace Rose.
Slenderina is a perfect accent for a memorial stone. Add a bench so you can easily spend time there, remembering your loved ones.
These trees need well-drained soil and full sun. It loves all-day sunlight but needs at least six hours of sunshine a day.
While your tree is young, apply a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. After its root system is established in your soil, it will tolerate periodic drought.
However, we do recommend you protect your investment with supplemental water in extended drought or high heat. Wood mulch helps reduce surface evaporation. Apply to a depth of three inches, then pull it back to avoid directly touching the tree.
Give Slenderina a long drink of water In late fall. Evergreens need good hydration in their needles to avoid winter damage.
Pruning is usually not necessary. Correct as needed in early spring before it starts to produce the luxuriant new growth.
We'll sell out very quickly. Please place your order for Slenderina® Weeping Blue Spruce today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.
At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Picea pungens 'Glauca Slenderina® Pendula'|
|Mature Height||12 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|