Whether you are looking for the perfect wind-break, privacy screen, or just want to add a touch of color, texture, and beauty to your yard the classic Colorado Blue Spruce is just what you are looking for.
New foliage emerges bright green-blue. As they age, the needles of this evergreen fade into a subtle, yet stunning silvery blue. Pinecones serve as food for wildlife, while birds find refuge in this trees layered, dense branches. The lush Colorado Blue Spruce touts a classic Christmas tree shape. The uniform, pyramidal habit offers a clean, attractive appearance that looks great in any landscape.
Plant as a specimen or focal tree for a stellar look. The Colorado Blue Spruce adds cool color and great texture. This long-living tree is perfect for a windbreak or privacy screen. Plant about 10 feet apart for a tight screen.
The Blue Spruce is a sturdy and tough tree that tolerates extreme cold, high winds and heavy snow. Plant in full or part sun and any well-drained soil. The Colorado Spruce is deer and drought tolerant and only rarely encounters issues with pests and disease. There is no need to prune this low maintenance tree.
Give back to the environment with a look you'll love with the native Colorado Blue Spruce!
|Grows in Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Soil Type||Acidic, Adaptable, Well-drained|
|Mature Height||40-60 Feet|
|Mature Width||15-20 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Picea pungens|
How To Care for your new Colorado Blue Spruce
Spring and fall are great times for planting your Colorado Blue Spruce. Winter and summer are fine as long as you avoid extreme temps.
The Colorado Blue Spruce thrives in full to part sun and adapts to any soil that is well drained. A neutral to acidic soil is best. If you know you have an alkaline soil choose an acidic fertilizer like Espoma's Hollytone. After planting, adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch will help keep the soil moist. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Water your new tree deeply a couple times a week for the first month or two. After your plants are established, they only need watered when the soil is dry. This Spruce is drought tolerant after establishing. Fertilize when planting and in early spring yearly with a slow release fertilizer. If your soil is on the basic side choose a fertilizer for acid loving plants. The Blue Spruce is wind, cold, and deer resistant.
When properly cared for, the Blue Spruce rarely has issues with pests and disease. If you notice brown dry spots on your Spruce Spider Mites may be the culprit. Treat with insecticidal soap for minor infections and Bifenthrin or Carbaryl for more severe infestations. Do not use horticultural oil on Spruces.
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Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
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