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Moerheim Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Moerheim'

Pronunciation: PY-see-a PUN-jenz
SKU #06476
2-8

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OVERVIEW
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Pyramidal
STYLE
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.
Foliage Color Purple
Companion Plants Beech (Fagus); Flowering Dogwood (Cornus); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Salvia (Salvia)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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.

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