Colorado blue spruce
Picea pungens glauca, Hardiness : Zone 2
Categories
Evergreen, Ornamental tree
Availability
50cm high, in pot 57.25$
Features
Height X Width
20.0m X 8.0m
Foliage
Blue-gray
Flowering
-
Edible parts description
-
Resistances
Considered hardy
Sun exposure
Full sun, Mid-shade
Soil type
-
Edible parts
-
Pollination
-
Images
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Description, from Wikipedia

In the wild, Picea pungens grows to about 23 m (75 ft), but when planted in parks and gardens it seldom exceeds 15 m (49 ft) tall by 5 m (16 ft) wide. It is a columnar or conical evergreen conifer with densely growing horizontal branches. It has scaly grey bark on the trunk with yellowish-brown branches.

Waxy gray-green leaves, up to 3 cm (1 in) long, are arranged radially on the shoots which curve upwards. The pale brown cones are up to 10 cm (4 in) long.

The specific epithet pungens means "sharply pointed", referring to the leaves.

The blue spruce is the State Tree of Colorado.