Thursday, April 26, 2018

27931 389th Ave, Armour, SD 57313 · (605) 680-3224 · info@ymkergreenhouse.com

Spruce – Colorado Blue

Scientific Name : Picea pungens
Common Name : Colorado Blue Spruce
Hardiness Zone : 3
Mature Height : 30’ – 55’
Mature Spread : 15’ – 20’
Foliage: Silvery-blue, needles 3/4-1 1/4 in. long
Fruit: Cone, 2-4 in. long by 1-1 1/4 in.wide
Shape: Pyramidal, dense
Growth Rate: Slow-medium
Light Requirements : Full Sun

The needle color varies from bluish-green to silvery-green and are very stiff. The bluest color appears with the new growth in spring. Prefers well-drained soils but adapts to a wide range. Tolerates dryness, wind, acidic soils, air pollution and salt. Can be used in windbreaks or as a specimen plant.

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