Columnar Blue Spruce Tree
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Columnar Blue Spruce Tree
Columnar Blue Spruce Leaf
Columnar Blue Spruce Additional Product Shot 755
Columnar Blue Spruce Additional Product Shot 899

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Spacing: 6-10'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Columnar Blue Spruce
Picea pungens 'Fastigiata'
$225.00
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Want a Blue Spruce, but don’t think you have the room?  Columnar Blue Spruce may be the answer.  This tall, skinny specimen fits easily into spaces too narrow for most evergreen trees.  This fastigiate-form Colorado Spruce has a formal look suitable for neat, manicured landscapes, and though its tightly branched, stand-at-attention habit makes it seem as if it’s been meticulously pruned, your shears will never leave the shed.  The only maintenance you may perform on this cool blue conifer is a yearly stringing of lights when you turn it into a living Christmas tree!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Spacing: 6-10'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Colorado Spruce inhabits the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the U.S.  It’s a nice but ho-hum tree in its usual wild form:  a tall, snow-shedding pyramid, carrying fresh green needles all year-round.  When it was discovered that powder-blue specimens could be had, however, the tree rocketed to the top of many wish lists.  It became the go-to accent plant in Northern gardens across the country (it struggles in the Southeast).  This columnar variety first appeared in Canada around 1987 and made it to the U.S. a few years later.

The Details

A Blue Spruce for those tight spaces! This is one upright, columnar evergreen! Columnar Blue Spruce showcases steel blue foliage, the new growth displays an even more intense blue color. You just can't pass this one up!

How to Grow

Lots of people have planted Blue Spruce trees too close to the house, and the next owner of the house has cursed them for it.  Don’t get cursed out—plant this slim variety instead.  This tree isn’t difficult to grow.  Full sun is a prerequisite, as is well-drained soil.  It should never need pruning.  (Thank goodness!  It’s a prickly fella.)  Blue Spruces are slow-growing trees, so you can understand how much a good-sized specimen can add to the value of a home… unless it’ssmushed up against the house!

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 3
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 25'
Avg Mature Width 7'
Spacing 6-10'
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Blue
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak Yes
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: A

Size A

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size A Trees:

3-4' tall. Upright and more narrow/slender form grown in our #5 or larger sized tree container. Full and well sheared with a single leader.

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Columnar Blue Spruce Tree
Columnar Blue Spruce Leaf
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Columnar Blue Spruce Additional Product Shot 899