Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
Gerald L. Klingaman
PICEA pungens( Glauca Group)
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 soils, it's proven quite adaptable. It can withstand many stresses, including drought, pollution, salt and wind. Use it as a specimen or screen.
7 - 1
2 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
Needled or Scaled Evergreen
Full Sun, Partial Sun
3'-80' / 0.9m - 24.4m
3'-30' / 0.9m - 9.1m
Western United States
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Blue Green, Gray Green, Steel Blue, Silver
Container, Feature Plant, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Screening / Wind Break, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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