Colorado Blue Spruce Plug Seedlings

[a.k.a. Colorado Spruce, Blue Spruce]
[Picea pungens]

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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.

FOR SALE, shipping March 11 through May 28, 2024

colorado blue spruce plug seedlings for sale, root plug view colorado blue spruce plug seedlings for sale, bundle of 25 shown
Colorado Blue Spruce plug seedlings for sale, approx 6-12″ tall [photos are no longer accurate]

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.

Express Checkout:
5-pack of Colorado Blue Spruce plug seedlings >> $33.00
10-pack of Colorado Blue Spruce plug seedlings >> $47.00
25-pack of Colorado Blue Spruce plug seedlings >> $83.00
50-pack of Colorado Blue Spruce plug seedlings >> $139.00
100-pack of Colorado Blue Spruce plug seedlings >> $199.00
To order multiple items, please scroll farther down this page and use the big green ecommerce buttons instead, or read these instructions. Limit 500 trees per customer. All prices include shipping and a one year guarantee

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.

Plant In Record Time:
plant evergreen trees fasterYou can plant evergreen plug seedlings faster and with less effort than any traditional "bare root" evergreen seedling or transplant, upwards of 50 to 100 per hour without breaking your back, using a cordless drill and this garden auger. Click the thumbnail to watch on YouTube. This steel garden auger is FREE with purchase of 200 or more plug seedlings, or just $17.00 [our cost] with any tree purchase, or $37.00 with no tree purchase, shipped anywhere in the USA [int'l shipping is extra].
Individual Packaging Options:
Plug seedlings are grouped in bundles or bags for shipping, but we offer individual plastic packaging, eco-friendly packaging, and cotton gift bag packaging for all sizes of plug seedlings, sold separately in matching quantities. These individual packaging services are available for plug seedlings only.

Colorado Blue Spruce: 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 Spruce seedlings [FOR SALE]
--- Colorado Spruce transplants [FOR SALE]
--- Colorado Spruce plug seedlings [FOR SALE]
• 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