Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Blue Colorado Spruce

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Evergreen Tree
  • Scientific Name: Picea pungens f. glauca Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Spruce
  • Related Cultivars:

    Picea pungens f. glauca 'Fat Albert'
    Picea pungens f. glauca 'Hoopsii'
    Picea pungens f. glauca 'Montgomery'

  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 40-60'
  • Habit: Pyramidal
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Full sun.

  • Notes:

    Similar to Picea pungens except the stiff pointed needles are covered with a blue glaucous coating.

  • Pruning:

    Pine, spruce and fir trees should not be pruned as they are most beautiful when allowed to develop their natural form. It is also important to locate these trees on a site with adequate space so that pruning will not be required to keep them from crowding buildings, walkways, etc.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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