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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Blue Spruce, Colorado Spruce)

Colorado spruce is a medium to large pyramidal evergreen conifer native to the central and southern Rocky Mountains in the western United States. In its native habitat, this exceptionally hardy tree exists in moist, cool spots and is commonly found along streamsides in mixed conifer forests. Due to its resilience and beauty, it has become a popular landscape tree and many exceptional cultivated varieties exist.

The stiff, prickly-when-grasped needles of this tree are green to silvery blue and...

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James H. Schutte

(Baby Blue Eyes Spruce, Dwarf Blue Spruce, Dwarf Colorado Spruce)

This super cold hardy evergreen 'Baby Blue Eyes' may be the only true dwarf blue spruce on the market today. The parent species is the Colorado spruce tree native to higher elevations of the Rockies, and is world famous for its beautiful blue foliage. Within its range the winters are very cold and dry, making this species quite drought tolerant. This dwarf produces a clear pyramidal form of fine branches covered with scaly purple tinged gray bark. Short, four sided dark blue-gray needles are sharp,...

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James H. Schutte

(Baker Colorado Spruce, Colorado Spruce)

Baker blue spruce is a very slow-growing, narrowly pyramidal evergreen conifer native to the southern Rocky Mountains in the United States. This cultivar has a good blue color across the spread of each branch. Its stiff, prickly needles release a pungent fragrance when crushed.

Baker blue spruce grows best in full sun and moist, well-drained soils that are fertile. It can withstand many stresses, including drought, pollution, salt and wind. In full sun the form will be a tall and narrow pyramid,...

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Mark A. Miller

(Blue Spruce, Mrs. Cesarini Blue Spruce)

The 'Cesarini' blue spruce is a small evergreen conifer shrub with a flat-topped, round habit. Blue spruce is native to the southern Rocky Mountains in the western United States. This dwarf cultivar originated with Joe Cesarini on Long Island, New York. The pungent needles, which arise from numerous new growth buds on the dense branches, are bright green. These stiff needles, when grasped, result in a sharp prickling.

More commonly called the Mrs. Cesarini blue spruce, it's best grown in full...

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James H. Schutte

(Colorado Blue Spruce, Compact Colorado Blue Spruce, Dwarf Colorado Blue Spruce)

Colorado spruce is a medium to large pyramidal evergreen conifer native to the southern Rocky Mountains in the western United States. Selection 'Compacta' is a slow-growing shrub with flat and spreading branches lined with deep green leaves with hints of powdery blue. Its needles are sharp and pungent when crushed.

Colorado spruce grows best in full sun and well-drained soil that is fertile and moist. It can withstand many stresses, including drought, pollution, salt and wind. Use 'Compacta'...

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James H. Schutte

(Colorado Spruce, Column Blue Spruce)

This superior columnar spruce is a dwarf and perfectly sized for small gardens. It’s ideal for the intermountain West, Upper Midwest and Canadian landscapes because its parent species is the Colorado spruce tree native to higher elevations of the Rockies. Within its range the winters are very cold and dry, making 'Fastigiata' quite drought tolerant. With a tidy form, its upward facing branches and dense foliage becomes a living column that’s outstanding under snow. The branches are sheathed in scaly...

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James H. Schutte

(Colorado Blue Spruce, Fat Albert Spruce)

Fat Albert spruce is a medium-sized pyramidal evergreen conifer native to the southern Rocky Mountains in the western United States. The pungent needles are silvery blue held on stiff branches that are slightly ascending from the trunk. Grasp the needles and a sharp prickling ensues. The mature form is a handsome pyramid, but with a broad, dense stature usually lacking a towering leading growth spire. It is a slow-growing plant.

Fat Albert spruce grows its finest in full sun and well-drained...

(Blue Spruce, Foxtail Colorado Spruce)

The Foxtail blue spruce is a medium-sized pyramidal evergreen conifer native to the southern Rocky Mountains in the western United States. The pungent needles are pale silvery blue held on stiff branches that are ascending from the trunk. Grasp the needles and you'll be unpleasantly prickled. The mature form is a handsome pyramid, with branch tips having slightly shorter needles, making them resemble a fox's tail. It is a slow-growing plant and also called 'Iseli Foxtail'.

Foxtail blue spruce...

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James H. Schutte

(Colorado Blue Spruce, Globose Dwarf Blue Spruce)

Colorado spruce is a medium to large pyramidal evergreen conifer native to the southern Rocky Mountains in the western United States. Selection 'Globosa' is a dwarf, rounded, flat-topped, blue-leaved cultivar. Its needles are sharp and pungent when crushed.

Colorado spruce grows best in full sun and well-drained soil that is fertile and moist. It can withstand many stresses, including drought, pollution, salt and wind. Use 'Globosa' in the rock garden, foundation planting, or mixed border. Its...

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James H. Schutte

(Blue Spruce, Hoops' Blue Spruce)

Hoop's blue spruce is a large pyramidal evergreen conifer native to the southern Rocky Mountains in the western United States. This cultivar was found growing in a German garden and selected in 1958. The pungent needles are a lovely silvery blue on its dense branches. These stiff needles, when grasped, result in a sharp prickling. Young developing seed cones are purplish and dangle.

Hoop's blue spruce is best grown in full sun and an acidic, moist, well-drained soil. It can withstand many stresses,...