The Q&A Archives: Colorado Blue Spruce

Question: What is the preferred soil mixture?

Answer: Colorado Blue Spruce will adapts to most soil types from acidic to alkaline, wet to dry, sandy to clayey soils. To get yours off to the best start, dig a hole as deep but slightly wider than the nursery container and roughen up the soil all around the sides of the hole. Then set your new tree in the planting hole and backfill with the soil you removed from the hole. Tamp it down slightly as you fill the hole and once your tree is planted, water it well to help settle the soil and eliminate any air pockets around the roots. Be sure to water your new tree regularly (once a week should be fine) and it will establish its root system quickly. Colorado Blue Spruce trees are considered fast growing. If you plant it now you should see new growth next spring. Good luck with your new tree.

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