Colorado Blue Spruce

Colorado Blue Spruce

Mature Height
30 - 45 ft.
Mature Width
10 - 20 ft.
Spacing
16 - 20 ft.
Growth Rate
Slow

Colorado blue spruce is native to the Rocky Mountain region. The color ranges from dark green to silvery blue green. Blue spruce will form a very dense windbreak when planted close together, but they only have a medium growth rate. Colorado blue spruce is best used as the inside row of farmstead windbreaks. Survival is best if the seedlings are protected from drying winds by placing wooden shingles on the south and west sides. The tree cannot withstand long-term drought. Spider mites can be a problem. Rhizosphaera needle cast can be a problem under persistent wet conditions.

A broad, dense, pyramidal tree with stiff branches horizontal to the ground. Native to intermountain states of the west. Choice specimen tree. Soil Texture - Performs best on moist, well-drained loams. Water: Does not tolerate flooding. Prefers moist areas, but is the most drought tolerant of the spruces. Light: Full sun. Does not tolerate shade.

$21.25
Sold as a package of 25 seedlings
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