Moerheim Blue Spruce
Picea pungens 'Moerheim'
|Description||A compact, evergreen tree that maintains a symmetrical narrow, conical form holding stiff horizontal branches with dense silvery-blue needles. New growth is bright blue.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing to 30 to 50 ft. high, 10 to 20 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|Design Ideas||This is a smaller version of the more majestic Blue Spruce that will fit into a suburban yard or even a larger city setting. Use as a cool blue background for green plants or as a single specimen for Christmas decorating. Beautiful under snowfall. Dense and rugged enough to make a small-scale windbreak for homes. Dense and rugged enough to make a small-scale windbreak or shelterbelt for homes or line a driveway with their bright blue forms.|
|Companion Plants||Beech (Fagus); Flowering Dogwood (Cornus); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Salvia (Salvia)|
|Care||Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. May be watered deeply, less frequently, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.|
|Lore||The genus was named from the Latin for pitch, a sugar rich gum extracted from spruce trees. It was brewed into beer and even used as chewing gum by Native Americans, then settlers and was a valuable commodity in ancient Europe.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8
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