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Picea pungens var. Colorado

Colorado Blue Spruce

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Scientific Name Picea pungens var. Colorado
Principal Common Name Colorado Blue Spruce
Common Name(s)
Description Blue Spruce is one of the most popular garden conifers, grown for its strongly glaucous foliage and with horizontal, stiff branches .
General Comments The most common problems are:spruce gall aphid causing branch tip die back; spider mite; needle color variation; and pointed needles are very sharp.
Nativity North America
Height Range 30 - 60 FT
Spread Range 10 - 20 FT
Flower Showy N
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17
USDA Zones 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b
Leaf Color Blue-Gray : Blue-green
Leaf Texture Needle-like : Stiff
Form Large Tree
Flower Color
Flower Time
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Cold Tolerant : Form : Shape : Texture

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