Columnar (Fastigiate) Blue Spruce
Picea pungens ‘Fastigiata’
Features & Specs
Max Elevation: 8,000 ft.
Hardiness: Zone 3-7
Mature Height x Spread: 15′ x 6′
Shape: A reliably narrow blue spruce with upward arching branches.
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Foliage: Medium length, green needles with pale blue new growth. Depending on environment, spruce will appear any color from medium green to pale blue.
Accent where space is of concern, Perimeter privacy or screening tree, Winter Interest, Wind break
Tolerates: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Air Pollution
Planting & Maintenance
Sun: Full sun, tolerates light shade
Soil: You may choose to amend soil when planting but it is not necessary
Water: All new plant material needs regular watering – see our Plant Care Guide.
Special Considerations: Don’t over water. Depending on specimen, snow or ice load can become an issue. Overall, this tree is a reliable and economic blue evergreen for narrow spaces but not necessarily prized as a specimen.
Maintenance: Pruning on an annual basis is not recommended. If branches are troublesome, prune selectively. May need to be selectively pruned for shape if branches droop from snow or ice load.