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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!

Colorado Blue Spruce

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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 recommended for zones: 2-7
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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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I highly recommend the Colorado Blue Spruce. We have planted ours and they are currently under snow in the mountains. They arrived in great shape and were planted immediately and caged them to keep the deer from snacking on them. We are awaiting springtime to see how they faired this winter.
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Do you have 6-8ft trees? What may be the cost of these?
Greg n on Dec 16, 2014
What time of year should I plant these in Michigan?
SpaceCritter on Dec 15, 2014
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can I order more for a better price?
shauna g on Oct 16, 2014
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Will it survive in zone 8?
Pat C on Mar 8, 2015
Best Answer: It will but does not thrive as well as other choices. We have had one about 10 yrs and although it's grown considerably, it's pretty scraggly looking. It's in partial shade so as to escape the heat of the day and takes lots of water.
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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Frank L on Jul 15, 2015
Best Answer: HiFrank - Because I purchased specimens of Colorado Blue Spruce, "Fast-Growing-Trees" has asked me to respond to your question. Though I live in San Antonio, I purchased the Spruce saplings to plant on a piece of property I own in the mountains of northern New Mexico. The Zone there is "6". You are in Zone "9". Blue Spruce is only recommended up to Zone "7". I know they say it is an adaptable tree but I think Zone "9" is really stretching it. It depends on very cold weather to and cool summers to sustain itself. This is probably NOT what you want to hear, but I believe this part of Texas is way too hot for it to be successful. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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What zone does blue spruce grow in?
Yvette M on Jul 28, 2015
Best Answer: I purchased 6 trees in the spring of 2014. I live in East Texas where the humidity is like a heavy curtain and the heat has been 97 for three consecutive weeks. I planted the trees along the fence that is heavily shrouded in thick woods. There is some sunlight and they are watered daily with the sprinklers. I also water them with the hose once per week. I lost three in the first winter but the other three are thriving. I realize this is not practical but hey, it's working for me. The trees are not growing as quickly as they probably would in Colorado but I'm just THRILLED they are looking great.

Please note that I planted the trees in organic soil and mulch. The hole was three times the size that is recommended but then again the trees were only 10 inches when they arrived. Great soil, no direct sun, and sufficient water seem to be the key in Texas.
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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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What is the priceing of 2 - 3 and 4 year old blue spruce trees pls?
Ricksr on Jun 20, 2015
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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.

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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.

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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.

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