Iseli Foxtail Spruce

Picea pungens 'Iseli Foxtail'

Intriguing, extremely narrow evergreen conifer. Unique twisted blue needles form tufts at end of branches. Useful for framing views in landscape or as an accent planting. Attracts birds.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationPY-see-a PUN-jenz
Average Size at Maturity10 to 15 ft. tall, 7 to 8 ft. wide in 10 yrs.; 30 to 50 ft. tall, 10 to 20 ft. wide with age.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasWith its fluffy branch tips, this unusual ornamental Spruce has a hazy, less defined character than the others of its clan. Use as a single accent in Asian-inspired schemes or try it near water gardens. A lovely specimen for a circular planter, or in the corners of a square one. Add to entries, where its unusual growth can be seen as you pass through. Slow growth and shorter stature at maturity means it will work quite well in smaller gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseWindbreak
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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

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