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PICEA pungens 'Pendula'( Glauca Group)
Weeping Blue Spruce, Weeping Colorado Blue Spruce
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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 and normally staked and trained to create the most picturesque shape.
The interesting weeping Colorado blue spruce grows its finest in full sun and well-drained fertile soil. A moist fertile soil is ideal, but it can withstand many stresses, including drought, pollution, salt and wind. Use it as a specimen in a large rockery, foundation bed or mixed shrub border. It also transforms into espalier or garden archway applications. If left to flop it makes an undulating groundcover.
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
4'-5' / 1.2m - 1.5m
8'-10' / 2.4m - 3.0m
Western United States
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Blue Green, Dark Green, Steel Blue
Gray Green, Dark Green, Steel Blue
Container, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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