Picea pungens

Botanical Name: Picea pungens

Phonetic: Pie-KEY-uh (Pie-SEE-uh) pun-genz

Common Name(s): Colorado Spruce

Family: Pinaceae
Origin: Southern Rocky Mountains
Plant Type: Needle tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Needles
Number of Leaflets: –
Leaf Color: Green to blue-green to silver-blue (new growth is silver-blue)
Fall Color: –
Texture: Fine
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Non-flowering
Flower Color(s): Non-flowering

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 2-7
Climate Zone(s):
Growth Rate:
Height: 30-60 Feet
Spread: 10-20 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, needle cast, canker, rust, aphids, scale, budworms, bagworms, spider mite
Soil: Average, acidic, medium moisture, well-drained soils
Features: Narrow, pyramidal conifer with horizontal branching, cylindrical light brown cones, winter interest
Uses: Landscape specimen, popular living Christmas Tree

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