Tree Characteristics - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by marctheodore
August 14, 2005
What are the differences between Foxtail Spruce and Baby Blue Eyes Spruce? The size, thickness, denseness?

Answer from NGA
August 14, 2005
Foxtail Spruce is an open, pyramidal tree with longer needles at the base of the shoot than at the tip. It is a tightly branched extremely narrow evergreen conifer with twisted blue needles that form tufts at end of branches. In full sun, it's a slow grower to 10 to 15 feet tall, 7 to 8 feet wide, becoming larger with age.

Baby Blue Eyes Spruce is a new selection that has deep blue color. The silvery blue foliage makes a striking accent to any landscape. It has a broad pyramidal habit, grows best in full sun and reaches 40' high and 13' wide at maturity.

They are equally dense in branching habit.

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