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Colorado Spruce

Picea pungens var. glauca

Also known as

Blue Colorado Spruce, Blue Spruce, Green Spruce,

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

23m

Max

8m

15m

Min

5m

50 years to reach maturity

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Colorado Spruce Overview

A native spruce to Canada and the USA it is a popular choice for an ornamental tree around the world for it's dense horizontal branches and blue coloured needles.

Common problems with Colorado Spruce

Can be attacked by spruce budworm, spruce needle minor, spruce beetle and conifer red spider mite. It can also suffer from canker (Cytospora).

How to harvest Colorado Spruce

Needles have been used in traditional medicine by Native Americans to treat colds, settle stomachs and rheumatic pains.

How to propagate Colorado Spruce

Seed

Cuttings

Take softwood or hardwood cuttings.

Other uses of Colorado Spruce

Suits being planted in parks and large gardens. It is also grown for the Christmas tree industry.