Blue Spruce Tree
Blue Spruce Leaf
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Blue Spruce Tree
Blue Spruce Leaf
Blue Spruce Additional Product Shot 179
Blue Spruce Additional Product Shot 180

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 2-7
  • Spacing: 25-35'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Blue Spruce
Picea pungens 'Glauca'
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$135.00
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Order Now Shipping Spring of 2022

Bring the sparkle of steely blue foliage to your landscape year-round with a Colorado Blue Spruce. This much-loved pyramidal evergreen tree is the perfect focal point for the formal areas of your landscape that need some bling. In winter, you can decorate this living Christmas tree with lights for even more drama. Songbirds like robins and cardinals will appreciate the cover your Blue Spruce tree provides and may choose to nest in the security of its thickly set branches. You’ll appreciate how little maintenance this easygoing Rocky Mountain native requires!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 2-7
  • Spacing: 25-35'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
Shipping Spring of 2022

The Story

Blue Spruce, or Colorado Blue Spruce, as they like to call it West of the Mississippi, is a Rocky Mountain native that has found a home in all climates cool enough for its growth (it struggles in the Deep South).  Wild plants usually have needles of a misty sea-green color, but select trees are distinctly powder blue.  The brightest, bluest ones are called “shiners” in the nursery business, and these are what we offer at Bower & Branch™.

The Details

One of the best ways to add some blue to your garden! This adaptable Blue Spruce maintains an overall conical shape and can be used as a specimen, in screens, or in groupings. Branches and needles are stiff and rigid, but don't let the prickliness fool you - this Spruce would simply LOVE to be with you!

How to Grow

You wouldn’t think a drama queen like this one would be so easy to please, but it is in fact quite easygoing.  Blue Spruce thrives in sunshine and freely draining soil.  It is not a fast growing tree, but given these two things, it will increase in size and grandeur every year.  Once established, too little water is better than too much—that low spot in the yard is not the place for it.  And don’t plant it right next to the house!  Though it looks cute and compact now, it may get over 40 feet tall and 20 feet wide.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 2
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 45'
Avg Mature Width 20'
Spacing 25-35'
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Blue
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Time Fall
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds Yes
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 Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches Yes
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

Size Guide Scale

Scale

Size: A

Size A

Size: AA

Size AA

Size: AAA

Size AAA

Size: B

Size B

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

Size A Trees:

2.5-3' tall. Sheared well, single leader. Grown in our #7 to #10 size evergreen tree container. Very full - true blue shiner.

Size B Trees:

4-5' tall. Sheared well, single leader. Grown in our #10 to #15 size evergreen tree container. Very full - true blue shiner.

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Blue Spruce Tree
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