Colorado Blue

Colorado Blue Spruce

Picea pungens

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Features & Specs

Max Elevation: 9,500 ft.
Hardiness: Zone 2-7
Mature Height x Spread: 55′ x 25′
Shape: Narrow pyramid, branches are horizontal, limbs to the ground
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Foliage: Short needles. Native to the Rocky Mountains. Colors range from deep green to powder blue
Bloom: Non-flowering


Specimen, Accent, Shade, Screening, Naturalization, Winter Interest, Wind & Sound Barrier
Tolerates: Deer, Rabbits, Drought, Air Pollution
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Planting & Maintenance

Sun: Full sun, tolerates light shade
Soil: Amend soil when planting
Water: All new plant material needs regular watering – see our Post Planting Guide. Once established will tolerate long periods of drought and require little supplemental watering
Special Considerations: Don’t over water
Maintenance: Pruning is not recommended. If branches are troublesome, prune selectively. Colorado Spruce have horizontal branching all the way to the ground. Owners often limb these branches up (remove branches) to create space to walk underneath. We recommend contacting a professional tree service before doing this.

Above information is brought to you by Silver Sage staff from personal experience and knowledge. This information is tailored specifically for growing conditions on the Front Range. Particular recommendations may vary depending on location and other planting situations.