Baby Blue Eyes Spruce

Picea pungens 'Baby Blue Eyes'

SKU
03843
Slower growing than the native Colorado spruce, this semi-dwarf selection is useful for smaller landscapes and confined spaces. Dense, eye-catching silvery blue-green foliage holds its color well. Growing only a few inches per year, it develops a broad, pyramidal form. Evergreen.
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Water weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.

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Botanical PronunciationPY-see-a PUN-jenz
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing, 15 to 30 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.
Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Potentilla (Potentilla); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Spirea (Spiraea)

Provide well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Thrives in cool summer areas. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. May be watered deeply, less frequently when established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

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