Blue Softie Engelmann Spruce
Picea engelmannii 'Blue Softie'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-see-a en-gel-MAH-nee-eye|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 3 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide in 10 years; to 10 ft. tall with age.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Container, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Dwarf Ninebark (Physocarpus); Weigela (Weigela); Rose (Rosa); Spirea (Spiraea); Switch Grass (Panicum)|
Well adapted to the moist, acidic sites west of the Cascades Mountain range. Will do poorly on very dry soils. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Requires less water when established.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8