Sparkler® Colorado Blue Spruce

Picea pungens var. glauca 'MonWal'

This distinctive new conifer heralds spring with bright yellow-gold new growth in stunning contrast to the mature blue-green foliage. Discovered by a Monrovia craftsman in Oregon, its handsome pyramidal form with a dense, slower growing habit is ideal for use as an evergreen accent, windbreak or tall screen.
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Good to grow!6


Full sun

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


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Botanical PronunciationPY-see-a PUN-jenz GLAW-ka
Average Size at MaturityReaches 10 to 12 ft. tall in 10 years; up to 60 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide with age.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Privacy Screen, Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Switch Grass (Panicum); Potentilla (Potentilla); Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Salvia (Salvia)

Prefers humus rich, well-drained soil. Water deeply at regular intervals during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

Good to grow!