Plant Information Index: Spruce, Colorado Blue

Spruce, Colorado Blue


Colorado Blue Spruce

Description:  Colorado Blue Spruce has beautiful silvery blue-green needles that set it apart in the evergreen family, and it has become one of the country’s most popular ornamentals. Often as tall as it is wide; it is pyramid-shaped. It prefers soil that is a bit heavier, all-day sun and open air circulation. The Blue Spruce is probably the most drought-tolerant of all spruces, and one of the few not bothered by deer. This stately conifer is often planted as a windbreak or as an ornamental in a large yard, and is a common landscape element on commercial properties because of its easy maintenance.


Common Name:  Colorado Blue Spruce


Scientific Name: Picea pungens


Type:  Evergreen, Tree


Exposure: Full Sun - Partial Shade


Size: 30-60' height, 10-20' spread


Foliage Color:  Blue/Grey


Landscape Use:  Screens, Entryway, Erosion Control, Focal Point Specimen, Frame Structure, Outdoor Living Areas, Small Groups, Woodland Border, Wind break


Soil:  Well-Drained


Zone:  3 - 7


Growth Rate:  Moderate


Companion Plants:Pine, Juniper, Hemlock, Coneflower





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