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Picea pungens 'Hoopsii' (Colorado Spruce)

Colorado Spruce 'Hoopsii', Picea pungens (Glauca Group) 'Hoopsii', Hoops' Colorado Blue Spruce


Robust, Picea pungens 'Hoopsii' (Colorado Spruce) is a small evergreen tree of elongated pyramidal habit, densely clothed with long, thick, intense powdery-blue needles. It has a tendency to develop multiple leaders and may look irregularly shaped when young. However, it can be developed into an elegant tree with selective pruning of the redundant lead shoots. A moderate grower, 6-8 in. per year (15-20 cm), this stately Colorado Spruce is regarded by many as one of the bluest cultivars of the species. It makes a terrific accent in most garden settings.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 25 ft. tall (750 cm) and 15 ft. wide (450 cm) at maturity.
  • Performs best in full sun in slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerant of dry sites, air pollution, and salt. Some drought tolerance once established. Generally prefers cool climates and will struggle in hot and humid climate areas.
  • Perfect as a distinctive specimen plant in the sunny border.
  • Watch for adelgids, aphids and conifer red spider mite. Easy to grow and easy to care for.
  • No pruning required.
  • Propagate by grafting or semi-hardwood cuttings.

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, A2, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Picea - Spruces
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 20' – 25' (6m – 7.5m)
Spread 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Spacing 144" (360cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, A2, A3
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Picea - Spruces
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 20' – 25' (6m – 7.5m)
Spread 10' – 15' (3m – 4.5m)
Spacing 144" (360cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Traditional Garden

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