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Mark A. Miller

(Blue Spruce, Iseli Fastigiate Blue Spruce)

The Iseli Fastigiate blue spruce is a small to medium-size pyramidal evergreen conifer native to the southern Rocky Mountains in the western United States. This very columnar pyramid-shaped cultivar was selected at the Iseli Nursery in Boring, Oregon. The pungent needles are a lovely grayish to pale steel blue on its dense branches. These stiff needles, when grasped, result in a sharp prickling. Young developing seed cones are purplish and dangle.

'Iseli Fastigiate' blue spruce is best grown in...

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Mark A. Miller

(Blue Spruce, Mission Blue Blue Spruce)

Mission Blue blue spruce is a shrub-sized, compact evergreen conifer native to the southern Rocky Mountains in the western United States. The pungent needles are light grayish blue held on stiff branches that are held quite horizontally from the trunk. Grasp the needles and you'll be unpleasantly prickled. The mature form is a large but plump pyramidal shrub, with short branchlet sprays. It is a slow-growing plant.

The compact Mission Blue blue spruce grows its finest in full sun and well-drained...

(Blue Spruce, Misty Blue Blue 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

(Blue Spruce, Montgomery Blue Spruce)

Colorado spruce is a medium to large pyramidal evergreen conifer native to the southern Rocky Mountains in the western United States. Selection 'Montgomery' dates to 1949 when it was obtained by R. H. Montgomery of Coscob, Connecticut and donated to the New York Botanical Garden. It is a dwarf, compact, broadly pyramidal shrub with a rigid, horizantal branching shape. Its silvery light blue needles are sharp and pungent when crushed.

The Montgomery blue spruce grows best in full sun and well-drained...

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James H. Schutte

(Weeping Blue Spruce, Weeping Colorado Blue Spruce)

So prone to weeping that it will lay upon the ground, the weeping Colorado blue spruce is a shrub-sized evergreen conifer native to the southern Rocky Mountains in the western United States. The pungent needles are silvery blue held on drooping or sprawling branches; a central leading stem may or may not be present. Grasp the needles and a sharp prickling ensues. Innermost and older needles are green. The mature form of 'Pendula' is an irregular, spreading mass of branches. It is a slow-growing plant...

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James H. Schutte

(Prostrate Colorado Blue Spruce, Spreading Blue Spruce)

Low and weeping, the groundcover Colorado blue spruce is a shrub-sized evergreen conifer native to the southern Rocky Mountains in the western United States. The pungent needles are silvery blue held on sprawling branches; the innermost or oldest needles are dark green. Grasp the needles and you'll be unpleasantly prickled. The mature form of 'Procumbens' is an spreading mass of branches. It is a slow-growing plant and normally allowed to sprawl as a billowy groundcover.

The groundcover Colorado...

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Mark A. Miller

(Blue Spruce, Sester Dwarf Blue Spruce)

Image the most perfectly shaped, beautifully blue-needled blue spruce tree and then shrink its size down: now you have the Sester Dwarf cultivar. Blue spruce is native to the southern Rocky Mountains in the western United States. This dwarf cultivar originated as a chance seedling at Sester Farms in Gresham, Oregon. The pungent needles, are ghostly pale blue to gray-blue-green. These stiff needles, when grasped, result in a sharp prickling.

'Sester Dwarf' is best grown in full sun and an acidic,...

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Mark A. Miller

(Colorado Spruce, Sunshine 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...

(Blue Spruce, Thomsen Blue Spruce)

Often regarded as one of the best cultivars, Thomsen blue spruce is a medium-sized pyramidal evergreen conifer native to the southern Rocky Mountains in the western United States; it was selected in 1928. The pungent needles are bright steel blue (to almost white-blue) and are thick, creating a very picturesque texture. Grasp these thick needles and you'll be unpleasantly prickled. The mature form is a handsome pyramid, but with a neat stature. It is a slow-growing plant.

The desirable Thomsen...

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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce)

Colorado blue spruce is a medium to large pyramidal evergreen conifer native to the southern Rocky Mountains. The Glauca Group comprises all cultivars whose foliage has a bluish cast, ranging from bluish green to intense silver-blue. Their stiff needles are prickly when grasped and are pungently aromatic when crushed. Many dwarf cultivars are among this group that are always called blue spruces.

Colorado blue spruce prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Very content in cool, moist and fertile...