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Picea pungens 'Glauca' /Colorado Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Glauca'  / Picea pungens 'Glauca'
This selection is noted for its silver-blue coloration
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This selection is noted for its silver-blue coloration

Young tree in landscape

In native setting

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Scientific Name: Picea pungens 'Glauca'
Common Name: Colorado Blue Spruce
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green, 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
Comments: Has green to blue-green, stiff, evergreen needles. Cultivars have been selected that have a powder blue cast to the needles. Its bluish color that has made it so widely used in the landscape. Most commonly used as an individual specimen, but could be effectively grown is a grove or windbreak.