Colorado Blue Spruce is a pyramidal growing conifer evergreen. This dense evergreen is decorated with short stiff needles. The needles are green to blue-green. This evergreen is a great tree to install as a windbreak or screen. You may notice the tree attracting birds and other animals because of its year-round foliage and density. This evergreen is deer resistant which makes it an excellent fit for wooded areas. Colorado Blue Spruce requires watering during prolonged periods of extreme heat and drought.

Colorado Blue Spruce

Colorado Blue Spruce Needles

Colorado Blue Spruce

Picea Pungens ‘Glauca’

Plant Type- Evergreen Tree

Flower Color- No flowers

Foliage Color- Green to blue-green

Growth Habit- Pyramidal Upright

Growth Rate- Slow

Zone- 2-8

Height- 40 feet to 60 feet tall

Spread- 10 feet to 20 feet wide

Light- Part shade to full sun

Details- This evergreen is slow-growing and requires minimal maintenance once established.  This evergreen is a moderate grower.  The blue tone of the needles makes a great impression on landscapes.  This evergreen tree is native to the Rocky Mountain States.  Spring is the best time to prune this evergreen if necessary.

Pruning-  Pruning should only be done to remove dead or infected areas of the tree.  This tree can be shaped when it is young to encourage uniform growth as it matures.

Other evergreen tree options.

  • Austrian Pine
  • Black Hills Spruce
  • Blue Form Eastern White Pine
  • Eastern White Pine
  • Norway Spruce
  • Serbian Spruce