Colorado Blue Spruce is a pyramidal growing conifer evergreen tree. Short stiff needles cover this dense evergreen. The needles are green to blue-green. This evergreen is a great tree to install as a windbreak or screen. Specimen planting of this tree is also popular.
You may notice the tree attracting birds and other animals because of its year-round foliage and density.
Colorado Blue Spruce produces pinecones. These pinecones are used for the reproduction of the tree. The pinecones are small and about the size of a human thumb. This evergreen is deer resistant which makes it an excellent fit for wooded areas. Colorado Blue Spruce requires watering during prolonged periods of extreme heat and drought. A couple of evergreens that are similar in appearance to the Colorado Spruce are Black Hills and Norway. In their infant stage, these three trees look quite similar.
Colorado Blue Spruce
Picea Pungens ‘Glauca’
Flower Color- No flowers
Foliage Color- Green to blue-green
Height- 40 feet to 60 feet tall
Spread- 10 feet to 20 feet wide
Light- Part shade to full sun
Details- The blue tone of the needles make a great impression on landscapes. This evergreen tree is native to the Rocky Mountain States. Spring is the best time to prune this evergreen if necessary.
This evergreen is slow-growing and requires minimal maintenance once established. Since this tree does not grow as tall as other evergreen trees, it is better suited for residential installation. Regular watering is needed during periods of extreme heat and drought. This evergreen is native to North American and can be found in many States.
Spring is the best time to prune this evergreen if necessary. Pruning should be limited to removing dead or damaged sections. Selective pruning can be used to trim straggler branches. Targeted pruning will help the spruce maintain its pyramidal shape.
Other evergreen tree options.
- Austrian Pine
- Black Hills Spruce
- Blue Form Eastern White Pine
- Eastern White Pine
- Norway Spruce
- Serbian Spruce