Scientific Name: Picea pungens f. glauca
Common Name: Colorado blue spruce, Colorado spruce
Family Name: Pinaceae
Origin: U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: 15 - 22m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal, Stiffly upright
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Screening, Specimen plant, Winter interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Needle-like, Spiraled, Prickly, Glabrous, Acicular, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Purple, Red
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Dense, pyramidal shape with horizontal lower branches; twigs not pendent, needles very prickly (apex spine-tipped), 4-sided, greyish-blue, most 2-3cm long; new growth is pale blue; seed cones cylindrical, most 6-10cm long x about 3cm wide, scales with thin tips and finely toothed wavy margins. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>