Picea pungens

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  • Common Name: Colorado Spruce
  • Plant Story:

    This very popular conifer has a handsome pyramidal form with rigid tiered branches densely covered with stiff gray-blue needles. Use as an evergreen windbreak or tall screen, or as a specimen plant in large landscapes.

  • Type: Tree Conifer Evergreen
  • Bloom Season: Non-flowering
  • Flower Color: Non-flowering
  • Has Winter Interest
  • Planting Zone: 2-7
  • Height: 30-60 ft
  • Spread: 10-20 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Specimen tree
  • Leaf: Blue green to silver blue needles
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:Needle cast, canker, rust, aphids, scales, budworms, and bagworms
  • Is NativeSouthern Rocky Mountains
  • Form: Pyramid
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Tolerates light shade. Prefers cool climates. Soils should be consistently moist.


Colorado Spruce - Additional Photos