Colorado Spruce (Picea pungens)
Picea pungens (Colorado Spruce) is a conical to columnar tree with sharp pointed bluish-grey leaves covered in glaucous wax. This is the main feature of Colorado Spruce and the reason why it is famous across gardeners.
Plant profileCommon name: Colorado Spruce
Scientific name: Picea pungens
Plant type: Trees
Habit: Columnar / Upright
Height: 8m - 15m
Spread: 3m - 8m
Foliage color: Blue / Glaucous
Sunlight: Full Sun
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: Architectural, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding, Low Maintenance
How to plant
Picea pungens should be planted in deep, moist but well drained soil in a full sun position.
Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame in spring. Graft cultivars in winter.