Thompsen Blue Spruce
Picea pungens 'Thompsenii'
Water regularly until established. Once established, requires only occasional deep watering.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-see-a PUN-jenz|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall in 10 years; to 40 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide with age.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||An excellent forest evergreen for large properties, while adding tremendous color interest. Effective planted along property lines, where its dense foliage makes an effective shelter belt and windbreak. As a foundation plant, it will grow to screen views from neighboring second or third story windows. Plant for stunning effect in groupings with broadleafs and conifers, where it stands out in winter against deciduous trees and a blanket of snow.|
|Landscape Use||Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly until established. Once established, requires only occasional deep watering.|
Provide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Pruning seldom necessary except to remove dead branches; if needed trim only the new growth of the current season.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-8