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Colorado Blue Spruce

Colorado Blue Spruce

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The Colorado Blue Spruce adds a unique silvery-blue color to your landscape, making it stand out. These spruce trees really add character!

*images shown are of mature plants

Colorado Blue Spruce

Silvery-Blue Evergreens add Character

Bare-Root:

The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

Bare-root trees are grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing.

Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

1-2 ft.

Ships Mon, Dec 29th
List: $ 39.90
Sale: $ 25.94
6 at $ 24.64 each
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Planting Mix for Spruce Trees
Colorado Blue Spruce Planting Mix

Helps your Colorado Blue Spruce get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
$ 13.98
Sale: $ 9.09
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Colorado Blue Spruce
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
$ 11.90
Sale: $ 7.74
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This classic ornamental evergreen tree will light up your property with rich silvery blue color! 

You'll admire this popular tree's beauty, and appreciate how easy it is to care for. These evergreens make excellent landscape specimens... or plant them in a row as a privacy screen or windbreak. 

Blue Spruces are admired for their symmetrical, yet narrow growth habit. They will grow to about 30 to 50 feet high but only 10 to 20 feet wide. 

These evergreen trees are extremely hardy and adaptable to a variety of conditions. They are drought-tolerant once established, and will thrive in partial to full sun. With their dense branches and pyramidal shape, they are rugged enough to use as a windbreak. 

Blue spruces are even grown as Christmas trees! Their beauty even shines under snowfall. 

Landscape professionals love to use these trees for their dramatic foliage color. The bright blue new growth changes to silvery blue as the trees get older. 

The trees are often used as a blue backdrop for shrubs that turn shades of reds, golds, and purples in the fall. 

Flowering trees also compliment the blue spruce. Their attractive flowers in the spring contrast well with the blue color. 

And don't forget the birds! These feathered creatures love the thick needles and dense branches of the blue spruce. On the other hand, deer are not partial to this tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 2-7

Mature Height: 30-50 ft.
Mature Width: 10-20 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Picea pungens 'Glauca'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 2-7
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 2-7
(blue area above)

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It's Easy to Plant your Colorado Blue Spruce


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Colorado Blue Spruce.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Colorado Blue Spruce gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Colorado Blue Spruce again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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How much is the blue spruce cost?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
Best Answer: We apologize but the Blue Spruce is currently on back order until further notice. Our sales often change every 3 to 4 days changing the prices of our products. Please check back in a few weeks about this.
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can I order more for a better price?
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How many inches does a blue spruce grow in one year?
jean s on Jun 23, 2014
Best Answer: Blue Spruces Grow about 1 ft per year
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Do you have 6-8ft trees? What may be the cost of these?
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What time of year should I plant these in Michigan?
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 13th
  Zone 6 March 30th
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $12.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99+ ~32%

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.