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Picea pungens /Colorado Spruce

Picea pungens  / Picea pungens
Cones hanging from the horizontal branches
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Cones hanging from the horizontal branches

Colorado spruce is popular in Colorado

Typical plant form

Relatively young specimen

Close view of the silvery-green foliage

Foliage and developing cones

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Scientific Name: Picea pungens
Common Name: Colorado Spruce
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green, Orange, Purple
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: An evergreen tree with stiff, horizontal branches and a narrow, dense, horizontal shape. Needles are very stiff and rigid and blue-green to green in color. Trees prefer a rich, moist soil irrigation when dry and full sunlight for best growth.