Hoop's Blue Spruce
Hoop's Blue Spruce
Picea pungens 'Hoopsii'Item #6471 USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 - 8
Outstanding evergreen tree, generally considered the bluest form. New growth is especially bright blue. Pyramidal form that holds stiff horizontal branches with dense silvery-blue needles.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing to 30 to 50 ft. tall, 10 to 20 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:PY-see-a PUN-jenzPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:1 - 10, 14 - 17Growth habit:PyramidalGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing to 30 to 50 ft. tall, 10 to 20 ft. wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, WaterwiseFoliage color:Blue-greenBlooms:Does not flowerDesign IdeasStunning and icy blue, this Rocky Mountain native is the ideal forest evergreen on large properties. Use to separate tall multistory buildings or to create shelterbelts and windbreaks. Tall enough to screen views from second or third story windows. Gorgeous in estate-sized forests of broadleaf and conifers, where it stands out against deciduous trees and a blanket of snow.Companion PlantsBeech (Fagus); Flowering Dogwood (Cornus); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Salvia (Salvia)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.