'Ruby Teardrops' is a gem indeed! This dwarf blue spruce forms incredible ruby-colored cones in late winter and early spring. Very striking against its powdery blue foliage. Super hardy to zone 3. Grows 2-4" per year, with a 10-year size 2' X 3'. Makes a perfect accent in a rock garden, container, or at the front of a sunny bed. Needs good drainage.