Iseli Fastigiate Colorado Spruce

Picea pungens 'Iseli fastigiate'

A distinctive Colorado spruce featuring bright blue needles and upward facing branches on a more narrow, columnar form than the species. New foliage emerges blue in spring. Rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape. Great for use as a vertical landscape specimen or focal point when space is a consideration. Evergreen.
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Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationPI-see-a PUN-jenz
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 40 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, with age.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsFountain Grass (Pennisetum); Salvia (Salvia); Potentilla (Potentilla); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Smoke Tree (Cotinus)

Prefers humus-rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, prefers consistent moisture but can tolerate periodic drought; avoid soggy soils. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

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