Picea pungens (Colorado Spruce)

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.

Common name: Colorado Spruce
Scientific name: Picea pungens
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How to plant

Picea pungens should be planted in deep, moist but well drained soil in a full sun position.

Picea pungens (Colorado Spruce) tree
Picea pungens (Colorado Spruce) tree planted in full sun


Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame in spring. Graft cultivars in winter.

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