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)
Plant Height: 3 to 5 feet
Plant Spread: 5 to 6 feet
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: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

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Common names
  • Blue Spruce
  • Colorado Spruce
  • Silver Spruce
  • Dwarf Blue Spruce
  • Spruce
Also sold as:
  • Globe Blue

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Location: Cache Valley
Date: 2016-12-09
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-06-19
Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa') Globe Blue
Location: Kalama, wa
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Location: Kalama, wa
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Uploaded by MaryDurtschi
Location: In a neighbor's garden in Oklahoma City
Date: Spring, 2004
Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa') 006
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: Spring, 2004
Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa') 002
Location: In a neighbor's garden in Oklahoma City
Date: Fall, 2006
Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa') 003
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-06-19
Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa') Globe Blue, close-up
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: June, 2004
Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa') 001
Location: In a neighbor's garden in Oklahoma City
Date: July, 2005
Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa') 004
Location: In a neighbor's garden in Oklahoma City
Date: Fall, 2006
Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa') 005
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Comments:
  • Posted by jathton (Oklahoma City, OK - Zone 7a) on Nov 23, 2019 11:11 AM concerning plant:
    Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce [Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa'] is an excellent conifer for small gardens. It is capable of reaching a mature size of 8 feet diameter... but this is accomplished over a substantial amount of time. The gardener needs to understand how to prune and groom conifers if he wants to succeed with this particular plant. This Blue Spruce will eventually develop a central leader... and if it is not removed the plant will lose its globular shape and begin to assume an inverted teardrop form.
    This particular Blue Spruce is rated as hardy from zones 2-7. If it will be planted in the southern end of this range the following is recommended:
    1. Plant in soil that drains well but can stay slightly moist. This plant is only nominally drought tolerant.
    2. Plant in an area that receives shade from noon until 4PM.
    3. Ideally, plant it where it will be protected from hot summer winds.
    A gardener in zone 7 would probably be well advised to consider R.H. Montgomery Dwarf Blue Spruce as a superior alternative to this dwarf conifer.

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