Colorado Spruce, Blue Spruce
Picea pungens 'Glauca Pendula'

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Picea (PY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: pungens (PUN-gens) (Info)
Cultivar: Glauca Pendula
Hybridized by Spingarn
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Category:

Shrubs

Conifers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Blue-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rock Island, Illinois

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 9, 2006, conifers from Rock Island, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

A glaucous (blue) selection. Plants take on different forms due to locality, understock, and growing condititions. Stake for height. When grafted, you "may" have a plant as pictured. Also as seen from the photo, this cultivar seems to be yet another that starts its life as a groundcover and eventually throws up a leader providing upright growth later in it's life. Therefore, as pictured it could be allowed to grow "free range" or could be kept completley prostrate (ground hugging) by removing any upright growth the plant produces. Many people stake this as a younger plant for it's graceful narrow and tightly pendulous branches.