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
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.