[a.k.a. Colorado Spruce, Blue Spruce]
The most popular Spruce by any measure, Colorado Blue Spruce feature a pleasing conical shape and are one of the primary species for Christmas trees, ornamental landscaping, privacy screens and windbreaks. Colorados can reach heights of over 100 feet over a lifespan of up to 800 years.
Colorado Blue Spruce feature needles which are four-sided and can be quite sharp (“pungens” is Latin for “sharp”), and the needle color varies from silvery blue to greenish blue. The Glauca variety (which we sell), tend to have more blueish and silvery needles. About 60% develop the famous “blue” color, while the rest will remain more greenish. It is a genetic trait which cannot determined for another few years.
Great For Living Privacy Screens And Windbreaks
Colorado Blue Spruce mature to become very hardy and visually dense, and grow at an average rate of about 1 foot per year. Colorados are anchored with a deep root system, protecting it from mild drought and high winds. It requires little pruning to maintain its beautiful conical shape, and retains its needles better than almost any spruce (handy when removing it from your home after Christmas). It’s cones are anywhere from 2 to 4 inches long and have a brown chestnut color.
Colorado Blue Spruce grow from Kentucky north (but can do well in lower states such as New Mexico and Arizona if planted at elevations above 5,000 feet), as well as east of Idaho. Colorado Blue Spruce can handle a little bit of shade, but full sun is generally best.
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Colorado Blue Spruce plug seedlings: characteristics and info• prefers hardiness zones 3-6
• prefers full sun but does fine in partial shade when young
• mature height and spread: up to 75 ft high, 20 ft spread
• prefers sandy loamy soils, but does well in quite a wide range of soils
• Ohio State University info on Picea pungens Glauca
• Colorado Blue Spruce Sizes and Availability:
--- Colorado Blue Spruce seedlings [FOR SALE, shipping starts Sept 30 2019]
--- Colorado Blue Spruce transplants [FOR SALE, shipping starts Sept 30 2019]
--- Colorado Blue Spruce plug seedlings [available in Spring 2020]
--- Colorado Blue Spruce plug transplants [insufficient root growth, possibly shipping in late Fall 2019]
--- Colorado Blue Spruce conservation grade plug transplants [possibly available in Spring 2020]
• Comparable alternative species: Black Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Meyers Spruce, Norway Spruce, Serbian Spruce and White Spruce. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
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Prices below include all shipping and handling and a one year guarantee*:
5-pack for $32.00 (5 evergreen plug seedlings)
10-pack for $45.00 (10 evergreen plug seedlings)
25-pack for $77.00 (25 evergreen plug seedlings)
50-pack for $120.00 (50 evergreen plug seedlings)
100-pack for $179.00 (100 evergreen plug seedlings)