University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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Colorado Spruce
Picea pungens
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7 
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Mature Height: 30-60 Feet
Features: Evergreen needles; dense habit.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well drained soils; tolerates dry sites.
Cultivars:
  • 'Bakeri'-good silvery blue needle color.
  • 'Fat Albert'-blue needle color, semi dwarf (15 feet tall).
  • 'Hoopsii'- intense silvery blue color.
  • 'Moerheim'- very blue color.

Forma gluaca is the most popular one sold, the Blue Colorado Spruce; it has blue-green needles.

Mature Form: Pyramidal, with stiff, horizontal branches.
Native To: United States
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Use for: Screen.Screen
Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes:

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