- Coniferous Trees
- Non-native Coniferous Trees
- Spruce, Blue
At a Glance
Latin Name: Picea pungens
Other common names: Colorado spruce, Colorado blue spruce, silver spruce
Mature Height/spread: 80-100 ft. high/ 10-20 ft spread.
Slow to medium growth rate (12-24″ per year)
Soil/Climate- prefers organic, moist soil, very adaptable, somewhat drought tolerant for a spruce, full sun
Notes: as ornamental trees, it is among the most widely planted ornamental spruces in gardens and parks. It is also grown for the Christmas tree industry. Blue spruce has a green to blue-green color
Wildlife: The Colorado Blue Spruce provides food and shelter for siskins, nuthatches, and crossbills. Deer will often eat the foliage.
-Wetland tolerant, preferred habitat
Transplant- Size 12-18 in.
Seedling Purchase Size: 6-12 in.
USDA NRCS Species Information