Colorado Blue Spruce Plug Transplants

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

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Colorado Blue Spruce plug transplants for sale
Colorado Blue Spruce plug transplants, approx 10-18″ tall

Colorado Blue Spruce plug transplants are SOLD OUT till Sept 2019, see Colorado Blue Spruce transplants, Colorado Blue Spruce seedlings, Colorado Blue Spruce plug seedlings
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The most popular Spruce by any measure, Colorado Blue Spruce plug transplants are often the primary choice for Christmas trees, ornamental landscaping, privacy screens and windbreaks, and can reach heights of over 100 feet. It features a pleasing conical shape, and can live for up to 800 years.

Colorado Blue Spruce: Zones 3-6
Prefers zones 3-6 and full sun to partial shade

Colorado Blue Spruce needles are four-sided and can be quite sharp (“pungens” is Latin for “sharp”), and 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. Colorado Blue Spruce plug transplants are very hardy, dense, and grow at an average rate for an evergreen. It’s cones are anywhere from 2 to 4 inches long and have a brown chestnut color.

When mature, Colorado Blue Spruce plug transplants are anchored with a deep root system, protecting it from drought and high winds. It requires little pruning to maintain its shape, and retains its needles better than almost any spruce (handy when removing it from your home after Christmas).

Colorado 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) and east of Idaho. They can handle a little bit of shade, but full sun is best.

Colorado Blue Spruce plug transplants: 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 [now shipping]
--- Colorado Blue Spruce transplants [now shipping]
--- Colorado Blue Spruce plug seedlings [now shipping]
--- Colorado Blue Spruce plug transplants [available in Fall 2019]
--- Colorado Blue Spruce conservation grade plug transplants [available in Fall 2019]

• order using the green buttons below, or use our evergreen mailorder form
• 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

Colorado Blue Spruce plug transplants are SOLD OUT till Sept 2019, see Colorado Blue Spruce transplants, Colorado Blue Spruce seedlings, Colorado Blue Spruce plug seedlings

Please consider joining our very unobtrusive email list [only 3-4 emails per year] to be notified when we begin selling and when we begin shipping this species in this size