Columnar Blue Spruce

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.
Bloom: Non-flowering


Accent where space is of concern, Perimeter privacy or screening tree, Winter Interest, Wind break

Tolerates: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Air Pollution
Municipality Use:

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.

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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.

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