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Colorado Blue Spruce
Catalogue A# 0099-224  H33
GPS 45D 43, 57" N / 108D 37' 20" W

Picea pungens

Family: Pinaceae

Origin: Western North America

Common name: Colorado Blue Spruce

Location: Homestead-next to School House Entry

Number in accession: 1

Note: This was a non-accessioned tree. Established as a memorial for Alexander Byron Rohrer w/bronze plaque

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​This 35 inch Blue spruce provides overall benefits of: $139 every year

CRITIQUE

Blue spruce, also known as Colorado spruce, is a conical-shaped evergreen tree with stiff horizontal branches and short stiff needles. It is a commonly used tree in Midwest landscapes. In nature the needles are often green, but many specimens produce blue-green needles. This tree is also known as Picea pungens 'Glauca'.

Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Evergreen (foliage year-round)
        Native Locale: North America
        Landscape Uses: Screen, Shade tree, Specimen
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet), Medium tree (25-40 feet)
Mature Height: 30-60 feet
Mature Width: 10-20 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5 , Zone 6, Zone 7
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Tolerant
        Alkaline Soils: Tolerant
        Salt Spray: Tolerant
        Soil Salt: Moderately Tolerant
        Drought Conditions: Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Intolerant
        Season of Interest: Early winter, Mid winter, Late winter, Early spring, Mid spring, Late spring, Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall, Late fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Pyramidal
        Growth Rate: Slow
        Transplants Well: Yes
        Wildlife: Browsers, Small mammals, Songbirds

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