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Colorado blue spruce

Picea pungens ‘Procumbens’

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‘Procumbens’ is similar to ‘Pendula’ in color but prostrate in habit, with cascading branches sometimes staying stiffly horizontal. Makes a spreading, undulating, mounding ground cover of silvery white needles.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsEffective when draped over a rock wall or slope. Grows about 6-12 inches per year. Mature height varies.

CarePrefers deep, moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic soil and full sun to part shade.

PropagationGraft in winter.

ProblemsGall insects, aphids, caterpillars, sawfly, spider mites, lesion nematode, and scale instects. Various wood rots, witches' broom, mistletoe, rust, and needle cast.

  • Genus : Picea
  • Zones : 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Type : Trees

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