• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Slow growing, 15 to 30 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Deer Resistant
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Inconspicuous
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PI-see-a PUN-jenz
    Plant type:Tree, Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing, 15 to 30 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Blooms:Inconspicuous
    Garden styleContemporary, Rustic
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide rich, well drained soil. Thrives in cool summer areas. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Apply a general purpose fertilizer in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly in extreme heat for best performance. Requires less water once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The species Picea pungens is native to the central Rocky Mountains from southern Montana and eastern Idaho south to New Mexico.This semi-dwarf cultivar was discovered in 1972, as a chance seedling in a cultivated group of grafted Picea pungens 'Moerheimii' trees by Verl Holden in his nursery in Silverton, Oregon (P.P. 5,457).