Colorado Blue Spruce

Picea pungens glauca “Colorado blue’ spruce

SIZE & GROWTH RATE

Average Growth Rate is Slow
Mature Size 60' Tall x 20' Wide

LIGHT NEEDS

Full sun to partial shade

DECIDUOUS OR EVERGREEN

Evergreen

FLOWER DESCRIPTION

Flowers:None Color:None


Picea pungens, commonly called Colorado spruce (also blue spruce), is a medium to large, narrow, pyramidal conifer with horizontal branching to the ground. It typically grows 30-60’ tall in cultivation, but may reach 100’ or more where it grows naturally. It is native to the central Rocky Mountains from southern Montana and eastern Idaho south to New Mexico.  Stiff, bristly, four-angled, green to blue-green to silver-blue needles (to 1.5” long) point outward from the branches in all directions. Cylindrical light brown cones (to 4” long) have flexible scales. Dark gray bark furrows on mature trees.

Picea pungens glauca “Colorado blue’ spruce

SIZE & GROWTH RATE

Average Growth Rate is Slow
Mature Size 60' Tall x 20' Wide

LIGHT NEEDS

Full sun to partial shade

DECIDUOUS OR EVERGREEN

Evergreen

FLOWER DESCRIPTION

Flowers:None Color:None