About This Plant

The Colorado spruce, scientifically 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. With a pyramidal or conical shape and strong branches, it maintains a well-balanced appearance, able to withstand heavy snow loads in cold winters.

The Story

Leaf

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

Produce

The cones of Picea pungens glauca are small and cylindrical, measuring approximately 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) in length. The cones have a distinct bluish tint, adding to the tree’s characteristic blue-green appearance. Each cone is composed of thin, flexible scales, and when mature, it releases winged seeds for reproduction.
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