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Colorado Blue Spruce Tree

Picea pungens


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Colorado Blue Spruce Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Colorado Blue Spruce Tree 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.

Coarse 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 2-7
(hardy down to -40℉)

Growing Zones 2-7
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

50-75 ft.

Mature Width:

10-20 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Picea pungens

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Sleek Silvery Hues on a Timeless Evergreen  

With silvery blue-green tones year-round, a sleek pyramidal silhouette and straight-forward, no-nonsense care, the Colorado Blue Spruce Tree ticks all the boxes of a landscape must-have. Streamlined by its columnar shape and stiff, crisp needles, it’s poised to impress, no matter where it’s planted, from season to season.

And when it comes to planting and care, the Colorado couldn’t be easier to maintain. This well-known beauty withstands wind better than most spruces because it boasts a widespread, deeper root system. Plus, it’s long-lived (seriously…it can last hundreds of years!) and provides food and shelter for graceful wildlife, like siskins, crossbills and nuthatches.

Even better? It adapts well to a variety of soils, from acidic to clay, and requires normal moisture with moderate tolerance to drought. Also, with a manageable growth rate of 12 to 24 inches per year, it’s easy to acclimate to your landscape with its uniform growth and symmetrical branching.

Basically, the Colorado Blue Spruce Tree is a one-of-a-kind cultivar – not just your typical evergreen – especially since its needles are 95% blue. Whether you’re looking for an all-natural privacy screen or windbreak, these Spruces are ideal for planting in a row and are the best selection for container growing.

A festive twist in the form of light brown, 3 to 4-inch cones concentrated in the upper crown sets the Blue Spruce apart, making it a delightful backyard beauty during the holidays and beyond.

Fresh foliage and full growth, free of hassle. Is there anything better than a no-nonsense evergreen with the added perk of vibrant, unique beauty? Order a Colorado Blue Spruce Tree of your own today!

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Customer Reviews

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I live in Oregon they should love the weather up here will definitely buy again I have a Lotta room to put trees we need to plant more trees.
Beautiful trees are already taking off and it’s only been four weeks I live in Oregon they should love the weather up here will definitely buy again I have a Lotta room to put trees we need to plant more trees.
October 28, 2018
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
Slow growing
Received it last year, was disappointed with the color, which was nowhere near blue. It now (a year later) seems to be turning a bit towards blue, depending on the light. But is overall very slow growing.
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Added Aug 29, 2017
August 29, 2017
over 2 years ago
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Seems happy where I planted it.
I'm very pleased with my Colorado Blue Spruce. It has taken off, just as predicted on your web site, now that the weather has become more Spring-like. The soil tends to be very moist where I planted it in my yard, so I hope it will establish well there.
May 13, 2017
1 year ago
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It arrived in excellent condition and is growing well
Beautiful little tree shipped, packaged well and with evident new growth. It stabilized quickly and is growing now.
May 11, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Very Nice Example
Our tree arrived in good condition and was planted at once. We followed the directions, and the tree has really taken off. Of course we planted in the spring, and the tree has already grown about four inches---normal for this small size blue spruce. We're very satisfied.
May 7, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Colorado Blue Spruce
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.
January 30, 2015
over 4 years ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Colorado Blue Spruce Tree

Colorado Blue Spruce Tree Planting Diretions

Discovered in 1862, this spectacular species’ origin is rooted in enchanted meadows and side streams, high in the Rocky Mountains. Once found, the Colorado Blue Spruce’s popularity skyrocketed. Today, it’s one of the most planted cultivars by professional landscapers.


And true to its name, it’s the state tree of Colorado and is heralded for its unique beauty not only in the Rockies but also across the country. Best of all, it’s super easy to plant, nurture and maintain, though proper care prepares the Spruce for a long, lush life.



First, it’s important to locate an area with direct sunlight for your Colorado Blue Spruce. Though it thrives in full sun, it will also grow in partial shade. Furthermore, a wide range of soil types supports the Blue Spruce, clay, loam or sandy, but ideal soil will be a loose or sandy loam.


And although it’s highly drought, wind, salt and pollutant tolerant and withstands periods of water shortage better than many other spruces, its preference is moist but well-drained soil with an ideal pH between 6.0 and 7.5.


Once you’ve found your ideal area for planting, dig a hole that is shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width. If you’re planting several Blue Spruces together for privacy fencing, ensure you space them at least 10 to 20 feet apart.


After your hole(s) are ready, loosen their soil so that your Spruces’ roots can easily break through. Separate the roots of your Spruce gently and position them downward in the hole – note that the top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be approximately an inch above the surrounding soil.


Ensure that the plant is placed exactly vertically in the hole, back fill with dirt, and apply water to remove any air pockets. Remove debris, such as stones and grass, and break up any errant dirt clumps.




Again, Colorado Blue Spruces are a strong, durable cultivar but are healthiest with proper watering.


To encourage proper growth, water your newly-planted Blue Spruce Trees at least once a week during the first year after planting, until the ground freezes during the winter. More frequent watering may be necessary during the warm summer months to keep the ground adequately moist.


If you’re not sure when to water, simply feel the soil near your tree, down to about a depth of 1 inch. If it feels dry, it’s time to water. At that point, you should soak the soil around the roots thoroughly but avoid overwatering, as too much moisture can lead to root rot.


To help the soil retain moisture even more efficiently, spread 3 to 4 inches of mulch around the base of the Spruce. Mulching also aids in suppressing weeds and maintaining proper temperature.



Although Colorado Blue Spruces don’t require frequent fertilization, an application during early spring (before the growing season) provides an extra boost of nutrients for longer needles and richer color.


To fertilizer your tree, start by measuring the length of the tree to its outer canopy edge and extend that length beyond the edge of the canopy, or dripline. This area is called the root zone.


Then, measure the diameter of the Spruce from one side of its canopy to the other, and multiply this number by itself – for example, if the diameter is 10 feet, you should multiply 10 x 10 – to determine the square footage. You should use one pound of 10-10-10 slow-release fertilizer for every 100 square feet.


Sprinkle the granulated fertilizer over the soil inside the root zone, using a fertilizer spreader or jar with a hole-punched lid to ensure even dispersion. Following this process, water the soil with about 2 inches of water to incorporate the fertilizer further and prevent burn.


Pests and Diseases

Your Colorado Blue Spruce is relatively resistant to pests and disease, though certain insects and a few diseases can do some damage. Keep a mindful eye for the following:


- Spider mites are the most serious pest affecting the overall health of the Colorado Blue Spruce. If your tree's needles turn yellow, you should examine for these tree mites on the branches. If your tree is still small at this stage, you can hose off the mites with a strong spray. With larger infestations, use an insecticidal soap or a chemical insecticide and follow the package instructions.


- Gall-forming insects produce small bumps or growths that may look like miniature cones at branches’ tips but will not harm your Spruce.


Other than canker problems in Eastern areas, serious damage is not inflicted by most diseases. Canker causes needles to brown before they drop and produces white patches on infected branches. Treat the disease by removing infected branches and avoiding overhead watering to keep foliage dry. Also, sterilize your pruners after use to avoid spreading the disease. Minor Spruce diseases also include needle cast and rust that turn needles yellow or brown and cause them to drop, but these aren’t serious either.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
solid Colorado blue for Colorado.
ned c on Oct 19, 2018
Love the blue hue
Cynthia B on Oct 17, 2017
solid Colorado blue for Colorado.
ned c on Oct 19, 2018
I love trees, this is probably going to go by the side of the driveway.
Debbie C on Sep 29, 2018
Love the blue hue
Cynthia B on Oct 17, 2017
Attractive tree
Randolph W on Aug 10, 2017
Grows well at high elevations
Jonathan L on Jul 17, 2017
my favorite tree
jodie b on Jul 7, 2017
Because its a blue Christmas tree and we want to string lights on it in our yard during the holidays!
Olivia B on Jul 6, 2017
Always wanted to get it
Jacques O on Jul 1, 2017
It is a beautiful tree.
Baiqian L on Jun 11, 2017
It's color and shape beautiful.
METIN T on Apr 20, 2017
Create windscreen
Ken T on Apr 17, 2017
This is a birthday gift for my husband
John F A on Apr 12, 2017
To accent front row of Wichita Blue Juniper trees
Michael V on Mar 29, 2017
I need a good evergreen, and this variety seems to fit the bill.
Stephen H on Mar 4, 2017
looking for a nice boarder tree for new yard
Thomas A on Mar 3, 2017
I was looking for a spruce to plant on the border of my back yard, in a large open space. I loved the description of the Colorado Blue Spruce, which stated that it's fairly easy to grow, and that it attracts birds. I hope it does well, grows fast, and lives long!
Vera F on Feb 22, 2017
It is different
I love evergreen trees and the Colorado Blue Spruce has such a unique color just as the Frazier Fir has a unique aroma! I ordered 2 Colorado Blue Spruces early this year and this one replaces one that did not make it.
Jody L on Oct 27, 2016
Karen D on Oct 24, 2016
Privacy and greenery during winter.
Janet S on Oct 10, 2016
Need some privacy borders and wanted to start small to see how it works.
Jennifer M on Apr 19, 2016
Mother wanted this type of tree
Mrs. John W on Apr 17, 2016
Looking for a beautiful Blue Spruce for the garden.
John A on Apr 5, 2016
The description indicated eventual 50 ft. height with 20 ft. circumference which will fit nicely in my yard. The other
attraction is the beautiful blue color for this "evergreen" tree. I appreciate the wealth of information available for
the plants/trees....great assist in making good choices. Will recommend this company!
Gayle S on Apr 5, 2016
I have a big open spot in the corner of my lot and this tree will fill in this area well once it's mature. I also like my birds and this will be a good tree for nesting birds.
Ronald B on Apr 4, 2016
To provide winter protection for birds, and is such an attractive tree in color and shape- just perfect for our use.
Lynne S on Mar 14, 2016
My Husband thinks that these are beautiful trees. I do too. There denseness is what caught our attention.
Juanita G on Feb 24, 2016
easy to find on internet.
Lloyd W on Jan 25, 2016
Privacy trees for lot line blocking neighbors home.
KIM U on Jan 13, 2016
Wanted this tree for my deck and it's unique color.
Jason R on Dec 24, 2015
had what I wanted
The John S on Dec 16, 2015
I bought this tree because it's a beautiful tree that also has healing properties.
Natacha T on Dec 10, 2015
I had a colorado blue spruce before, was the perfect tree, the most beautiful I've ever seen. Can't wait to watch this one grow and enjoy it!
Joanne C on Nov 11, 2015
These are beautiful trees that readily endure the cold weather of the northern US!
Steven H on Nov 10, 2015
For Privecy tree on property line towards rear of property.
Maria C on Nov 3, 2015
Looking for a set of fast growing pines for an area that was previously infested with buckthorn.
Christopher M on Oct 17, 2015
I love trees, this is probably going to go by the side of the driveway.
Debbie C on Sep 29, 2018
Attractive tree
Randolph W on Aug 10, 2017
How far apart do I need to plant these?
Kalah D on Mar 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant 5-10 feet apart.
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.
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.
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.
Will they grow in south Florida?
Elaine D on Aug 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I think that depends on what you mean by South Florida. If you are meaning Miami-Dade or the Keys, most of the soil is very shallow and then just coral rock. You would need to chip out a large hole and fill it with a soil mix to support the tree's needs. NOT Potting Mix! However, in the areas more to the north, say north of West Palm, there may be enough sand in the soil and deep enough to just add a little manure compost to the planting soil. And with minimal winter cold weather in South Florida, the tree will not grow as large as it would in the mountains. It will be a battle to keep the tree going, but I think worth the effort. I have three Colorado Blue Spruce growing in my yard in Ocala and they are adapting well and putting on new growth. Hope this helps!
when it states 1-2 foot does that include the roots or is that the above ground height?
Dennis R on Jan 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We measure from the top of the pot to the top of the tree.
Will it survive in zone 10?
almamorena on Nov 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortualey not, the recommended growing zones are 2-7.
I'm in Huntsville Alabama - very hot summers. Will a Blue Spruce survive ? I am not sure of my Zone, maybe Zone 8 ?
Janice S on Jan 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live in southern California and our summer vally temps are very hot (high 90s). We are zone 8 & 9. It will be fine with the heat if established and planted where it can get partial shade. I would plant the tree 6 - 9 months before the hot season and do long soaks for watering. this will cause the roots to grow very deep where to soil stays cool during summer months.
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.
What is the most drought tolerant blue spruce?
Dogalot on Oct 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: According to Google, all Spruces are drought tolerant!
Will this tree grow at zip 78642 it looks like I'm on the edge?
Cory F on May 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No I would not recommend it for your area.
How soon do you need to plant your Colorado Blue Spruce once it arrives?
Tammy R on Apr 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can keep it in the container until you are ready to plant. Just make sure you keep it watered.
can i plant a colorado blue spruce near a septic system?
piola on Jan 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant at least 10 feet away from the septic system.
Are there any bluce spruce that are adapated for growing in Gulf Coast states?
Doug U on Dec 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 2-7. Click on the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
do you sell them in pots for Christmas and than could I transplant them after?
tease on Aug 16, 2015
We only carry those bare root and will be available for shipping 12/22/15. We have an assortment of gift trees available. If you are looking for something in the way of an evergreen we may have some available as gift trees in the fall.
i have a 6 foot blue spruce how much growth during the first 5 years after planting?
dwight m on Aug 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The first few years Blue Spruce grow a little slower, but then pick up a bit. I would say yours at 6ft will grow anywhere from 1-2ft per year.
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
Can I plant. Blue. Spruce net York state in October ?
Stephen H on Oct 24, 2018

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