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Picea pungens ‘Glauca Pendula' (Colorado blue spruce)

Picea pungens ‘Glauca Pendula' Photo/Illustration: Neil Soderstrom


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Picea pungens ‘Glauca Pendula' py-SEE-ah PUN-jenz Common Name: Colorado blue spruce Genus: Picea
This spruce has blue foliage and drooping branches. It grows 3 or 4 inches a year, eventually spreading to about 8 feet wide and 4 feet tall, with silvery needles like its parent species.
Noteworthy characteristics: Slow to grow and develop its characteristic outline. Usually used as a solitary specimen plant, but its crisp, sharp texture could add spark to a perennial border. Use in mass plantings.
Care: Grow in deep, moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic soil.
Propagation: Graft in winter.
Problems: Gall insects, aphids, caterpillars, sawfly, spider mites, lesion nematode, and scale instects. Various wood rots, witches' broom, mistletoe, rust, and needle cast
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Pace Slow Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Characteristics Showy Foliage
Foliage Color Evergreen
Uses Beds and Borders, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Type Trees

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