The Blues Blue Spruce
Picea pungens 'The Blues'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-see-a PUN-jenz|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide, in natural form.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Color and Form|
Grows in a wide range of well-drained soils. Thrives in cool summer areas. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, adapts to less frequent water, but prefers consistent moisture. Apply a general-purpose fertilizer in early spring. May be trained to enhance form.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2 - 8