Colorado Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Glauca'

Pronunciation: PY-see-a PUN-jenz
SKU #06466
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OVERVIEW
Description This very popular conifer has a handsome pyramidal form with rigid tiered branches densely covered with stiff gray-blue needles. Use as an evergreen windbreak or tall screen, or as a specimen plant in large landscapes.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Conifer; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Reaches 10-12 ft. tall in 10 years; 40-60 ft. tall, 10-20 ft. wide with age.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Benefits Birds
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Road Salt Tolerant
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Pyramidal
STYLE
Landscape Use Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Design Ideas Twice taller than it is wide, this native forest evergreen is best used on large properties. Use it to separate tall multistory buildings or in shelterbelts and windbreaks. Tall enough to screen the view from second- or third-story windows. Gorgeous in estate-sized forests of broadleaf and conifers, where it stands out against deciduous trees and blankets of snow.
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Spirea (Spiraea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Weigela (Weigela); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Stonecrop (Sedum)
CARE
Care Thrives in a wide range of soil types; prefers neutral to acidic soils. Follow 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.
HISTORY
Lore A native tree from northern New Mexico through Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming and into Alberta and British Columbia. Picea pungens is the state tree of Colorado and Utah. The variety 'Glauca' is a Latin word that indicates a grayish-blue color and has been given to the silvery-blue forms of the species that are selected for the ornamental nursery trade.

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