Colorado Spruce

The Colorado spruce, known as Picea pungens ‘glauca,’ is celebrated for its captivating look. It boasts striking blue-green needles that vary from silvery-blue to powder blue, giving the tree its distinctive and attractive colour.

The Appearance

A large evergreen conifer with a pyramidal shape and stiff, blue-green needles. It produces small, cylindrical cones.


The Produce

The cones have a distinct bluish tint, adding to the tree's characteristic blue-green appearance.


The Flowers

Produces small, reddish flowers in spring, followed by cylindrical cones.


The Leaves

The Picea pungens glauca, commonly known as the Colorado Blue Spruce, has needle-like leaves measuring approximately 2 to 3.5 centimetres in length.


The Bark

The bark is gray and scaly, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in gardens and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and mammals. The dense foliage offers excellent cover.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental blue-green foliage and timber. Often planted in gardens and large landscapes.


Fun Facts

Colorado Spruce is known for its striking blue-green needles, which add color to landscapes year-round.

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