• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing, 15 to 30 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Deer Resistant
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PY-see-a PUN-jenz
    Plant type:Tree, Conifer
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing, 15 to 30 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Garden styleContemporary, Rustic
    Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Potentilla (Potentilla); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Spirea (Spiraea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Thrives in cool summer areas. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. May be watered deeply, less frequently when established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water weekly or more often in extreme heat, until established.
  • History & Lore
    The species Picea pungens is native to the central Rocky Mountains from southern Montana and eastern Idaho south to New Mexico.This semi-dwarf cultivar was discovered in 1972, as a chance seedling in a cultivated group of grafted Picea pungens 'Moerheimii' trees by Verl Holden in his nursery in Silverton, Oregon (P.P. 5,457).


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