Colorado Blue Spruce
Picea pungens 'Glauca'
|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.|
|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||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8
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