Growing Zones: 2-8 outdoors(hardy down to -40℉) 2-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 40 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 15-20 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Picea meyeri
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Blue Spruce Appeal with Built-In Disease Resistance
Considered an exotic evergreen in the United States, the Meyer Spruce is catching on as a favored alternative to the Blue Spruce. A native of China and Russia, it’s virtually identical to its American counterpart in shape, color and texture.
Like the Blue Spruce, it’s most notable for its distinct, blue-green color and tapered, conical shape. But what sets it apart is its disease resistance. This Chinese variety is tolerant of common pests that can wreak havoc on our native species. In fact, if you’ve attempted to grow the Blue Spruce with little success, you’ll find this conifer easily fills its “landscape shoes.”
Classic Christmas Tree Flair
The Meyer Spruce is a welcome addition of warmth and good cheer when most of your surroundings are taking a long winter’s nap. It has a classic Christmas tree shape – wider branches at the base, tapering to a single upright “star topper” at its peak. Tipped in silvery-blue, boughs are upright and dense with foliage. Soft, needle-like leaves are half-inch to an inch long and cover the branch in a uniform, spiral fashion.
Adapts to Most Any Setting
Picture a spruce tree, and the scene usually includes a snow-covered setting. But the truth is the Chinese “Blue Spruce” thrives in a wide range of climates that extend well into the southern most regions of the country. Recommended for USDA Zones 2-8, it weathers fluctuating conditions from hot and cold to dry and rainy with persistent vigor.
No need to concern yourself with soil type, consistency, even pH when selecting a location for the Meyer Spruce. As long as there’s good drainage and 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight each day, this tree will flourish to 40 feet or taller!
Due to its hardy nature, the Meyer Spruce is the preferred “blue spruce” for those living in humid climates where disease is more likely to spread. And given its adaptability, it’s a fine choice for moisture-conserving landscapes and low air-quality urban environments.
Fulfills a Variety of Landscape Needs
Although it makes a stunning single specimen ornamental, it can also address a variety of functional needs. Its dense habitat works wonders as a shelterbelt or break from cold winds and blowing snow. Stagger trees along a busy street, and you have a living privacy fence and sound barrier.
Its protective branches draw in neighborhood animals, serving as comfortable shelter and plush nesting sites. Lodging aside, deer find this evergreen unpalatable, preferring more tender options as dining fare.
The Meyer Spruce makes a bold statement with its crisp, architectural frame and cool-blue personality. Low maintenance and versatile, it’s sure to fulfill its year-round duties with ease. Already have a location in mind? Give us a call. Healthy, established trees are ready to ship!
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I purchased 2 Meyer Spruce about a month ago. Both arrived healthy and very well packed, as usual. They are doing well and have actually grown some already. ( I have heavy clay/sand soil, so I amended it quite a bit before planting them, with mulched leaves and peat moss.
I could only order thev1-2 foot size but I really needed taller trees. I'm filling in a gap around very mature trees. But I will give it Time and see how fast fast growing trees really are
Very healthy tree!
Tree arrived looking Great! I was hoping for a little bigger tree since they aren't very fast growing. Planted it July 2018 and so far so good.
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