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PICEA pungens 'Globosa'

Image of Picea pungens 'Globosa' (Glauca Group)

James H. Schutte

Family

Pinaceae

Botanical Name

PICEA pungens 'Globosa'( Glauca Group)

Plant Common Name

Colorado Blue Spruce, Globose Dwarf Blue Spruce

General Description

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 small mature size makes it exceptional for typical garden use with no need for pruning.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    2 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17

  • Plant Type

    Needled or Scaled Evergreen

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m

  • Width

    3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m

  • Native To

    Western United States

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Pyramidal

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    None

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Blue

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Blue

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Blue

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Blue

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No