Thompsen Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Thompsenii'

A beautiful selection with light icy-blue foliage, possibly the palest blue-white of all. Dense, pyramidal form with spreading branches becoming more open with age, similar to Picea 'Hoopsii' but with much thicker needles. Stunning low maintenance evergreen for accent, windbreak or tall screen.
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Water regularly until established. Once established, requires only occasional deep watering.

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Botanical PronunciationPY-see-a PUN-jenz
Average Size at MaturityReaches 8 to 10 ft. tall in 10 years; to 40 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide with age.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasAn 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater 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

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