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Picea pungens 'The Blues' (Colorado Spruce)

Colorado Spruce 'The Blues', The Blues Weeping Colorado spruce


Picea pungens 'The Blues' (Colorado Spruce) is a small, evergreen conifer of graceful weeping habit with large, bright blue needles borne on its drooping branches. Relatively slow-growing (6-12 in. or 15-30 cm per year), this weeping Spruce can assume different forms and be developed into sculptural shapes. It has to be staked to the desired height, before being allowed to ramble, eventually becoming horizontal with all branches spilling across the ground. Perfect as a focal point in a sunny border where its lush blue spring foliage and architectural shape will make a pleasing contrast with the other plants. Pretty addition to the rock garden too.

  • Grows up to 5-6 ft. tall and wide (150-180 cm) after 10 years.
  • 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 or in the rock garden. May be trained to flow along a fence or stone wall.
  • 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 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, 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 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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