Scientific Name: Picea pungens f. glauca Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Common Name:Colorado blue spruce, Colorado spruce Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:PinaceaeHabit: Horizontal, Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Conifer Mature Size (ht. X w.):15 - 22m x 5 - 7m
Origin: U.S. - northwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Needle-like, Spiraled, Prickly, Glabrous, Acicular, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow Red Purple
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Screening, Specimen plant, Winter interest
Key ID Features:Dense, pyramidal shape with horizontal lower branches; needles very sharp, prickly greyish-blue to 3 cm long; new growth is pale blue.