Procumbens Colorado Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Procumbens'

A highly adaptable evergreen shrub with handsome silvery-blue foliage on a low undulating form. A perfect accent or ground cover to use among rockery or to spill over a wall. Tolerates harsh weather and needs little care or pruning to maintain shape.
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Full sun, Partial sun

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


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Botanical PronunciationPI-see-a PUN-jenz
Average Size at MaturityGrows 6 to 12 in. per year; reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, 5 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorSilver-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsDwarf Ninebark (Physocarpus); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Rose (Rosa); Spirea (Spiraea); Weigela (Weigela)

Provide enriched, well-drained, neutral to acidic soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Withstands drought when established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

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