Elf Dwarf Alberta Spruce - Pre-Bonsai - Picea glauca 'Elf'

Regular price $29.99

Elf is a true miniature garden plant with a growth-rate of less than one inch per year - despite it being called a "dwarf." ("Miniature" and "Dwarf" are the growth rates, not the description of the plant.)

It's a darling tight globe shape in a lovely emerald green. The tiny thin needles can suit any scale as a big tree for 1/4" scale or a small shrub for larger 1/20 G scale, garden railway. A very nice tree in limited supply.

**WINTER 2021 - this latest batch of Elf Miniature Spruces are pre-bonsai, which means they are bigger than usual and very well rooted. They will need to be potted-forward to a larger pot or planted directly in a miniature garden NOW, before the spring growth. **

  • Poster Child for the best-selling book, Gardening In Miniature, by Yours Truly, Janit Calvo, the photo for the cover was taken in 2012. The garden still exists today. 
  • Canopy grows into a dome shape
  • Single trunk grows thicker naturally
  • Growth rate: 1" to 2" per year
  • Cold zones 2 - 8
  • Heat zones 6-1
  • Part or full sun - not hot sun when in a container
  • Regular water
  • Pot is 4 inches in diameter
  • An outdoor plant


The shipping in this secure shopping cart is automatically calculated, all shipping charges are double-checked by Steve to ensure accuracy. If there is any overcharges, which sometimes happen when ordering multiple trees, plants, stone and/or accessories, we will refund the difference once the order is packed and shipped

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Janit at info@twogreenthumbs.com, or call 206-352-0494 and leave a message if we miss you. We are a micro business and don't have a receptionist.

We can only ship plants to the lower 48 States and Alaska. We are certified by the USDA.


From Susan in ND:

"Little jewels from my order arrived today. Thank you all for all you do to preserve, protect and promote these little treasures. It is obvious how much work it takes to track and pack, so thank you so much.
Purchases from you over the last ten years are summer time delights in my life. Thank you!"