Spruce, Alcock’s



‘Howell’s Dwarf Tigertail’ is the most colorful of all bicolors, with a unique color combination with bright silver-blue on the undersides of the needles and green on top. It is an attractive, hardy dwarf conifer that forms a mound, which can be kept in this way by pruning upward growing shoots. If the central leader is left alone, a pyramidal tree will eventually form. An especially attractive feature of this tree is the reddish-purple cones that form on mature trees in the spring. 


Height:  5 Feet
Spread:  4 Feet
Sun Exposure: Sun

Characteristics & Attributes

Key Features
  • Foliage Color
  • Attractive Cones
Foliage Color
  • Green w/ Silver Reverse
Flower Color
  • N/A
Bloom Season
  • N/A
Seasons of Interest
  • All Year
Growth Rate
  • Slow
  • Pyramidal