This “blue” Spruce is native to intermountain states of the west but is mainly planted as an ornamental landscape species. This is a broad dense pyramidal tree, with horizontal branches extending to the ground. Can grow as tall as 60 feet with a canopy spread up to 25 feet wide. Prefers full sun and does not tolerate shade or flooding, performs best on moist to well drained soils. Colorado blue spruce is a good conifer for wind breaks and for providing nesting sites for birds. Popular Christmas tree species.

Colorado Blue Spruce


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1615 NE Eastgate Blvd. Suite H

Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: 509-332-4101

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