Spruce (Picea pungens 'Baby Blue') in the Spruces Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Spruce
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Fruit: Other: female cones with papery or thin woody scales
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Flowers: Other: soft male cones
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Seeds are inside cones
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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Plant Events from our members
aspenhill On December 24, 2015 Obtained plant
Nall's Farm Market - qty 2
iheartmrf On May 10, 2018 Obtained plant
Purchased from Costco. About 5 feet tall. Looks like a silvery blue christmas tree. Needles are pretty sharp. Tag says It is a "Baby Blue Colorado Spruce" Will grow 6 inches a year, slow grower. But in 30 years could be appx. 30 feet tall.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Plants, Trees, Bushes, Fruit ...what have you ordered for 2014? by pixie62560 Jun 1, 2014 5:14 PM 168

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