Colorado Blue Spruce
Picea pungens 'Glauca'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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320 Marketplace Blvd. Lansing MI 48917
6821 South Cedar Street Lansing MI 48911-6908
- Green-Up Landscape And Garden Center
5170 W. Grand River Fowlerville MI 48836
1535 Boardman Road Jackson MI 49202
|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-see-a PUN-jenz|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 10-12 ft. tall in 10 years; 40-60 ft. tall, 10-20 ft. wide with age.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|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|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen, Rock Garden, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8