Weeping Blue Spruce Tree
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Weeping Blue Spruce Tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Weeping Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Glauca Pendula'

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Bring some whimsy to your garden with a quirky Weeping Blue Spruce! This unusual evergreen tree will bring a smile to your face every time you catch a glimpse of it outside your window. Its branches, clothed in frosty blue foliage, don’t assume the usual pyramidal shape of most conifers, but instead arch and tumble to the ground, creating a one-of-a-kind focal point that acts as a living sculpture for your garden. It’s a natural for cascading over rock walls or boulders or can be staked to make a fun, free-form specimen if you want a little more height.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›

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The Story

Blue Spruce is a native tree that you’re likely to see from the ski lift on a trip to the Rocky Mountains. Known popularly as “Colorado” Blue Spruce, it can also be found from the forests of Wyoming all the way down to the cooler regions of New Mexico. In the wild, it typically becomes a tall, narrow pyramid of prickly green needles, but this selection is a true-blue beauty with a unique pendulous form. Weeping Blue Spruce originated at a Dutch nursery by the name of Koster & Co. in 1895.

The Details

With its baby blue foliage and funky form, your Weeping Blue Spruce will be the center of attention in your landscape. Plant it near your entryway, patio, or pool, and it won’t take long for guests to ask, “What is that crazy tree?!”

How to Grow

Weeping Blue Spruce is easy to grow and care for in much of the U.S. (though it struggles in the hot, humid Deep South). Full sun is a prerequisite, and drainage must be excellent. Think of its cool, dry Rocky Mountain homeland. As you can imagine, heavy snows and frigid winter temperatures are no problem for this super-hardy tree, and it has no serious pest or disease issues, either. If you decide not to stake it, do be sure to plant your Weeping Blue Spruce in an area where its branches have room to crawl along the ground or—better yet—can spill over the edge of a wall or large planter box.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 3
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height As Trained
Avg Mature Width As Trained
Spacing As Desired
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 No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

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Weeping Blue Spruce Tree
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