Colorado Blue Spruce
Picea pungens 'Glauca'
|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.
|Full sun, Partial sun
|Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
|Conifer; prized for foliage.
|Reaches 10-12 ft. tall in 10 years; 40-60 ft. tall, 10-20 ft. wide with age.
|Privacy Screen, Windbreak
|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.
|Spirea (Spiraea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Weigela (Weigela); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Stonecrop (Sedum)
|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.
|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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.