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Jun 27, 2020 7:45 PM CST
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Reno, NV (Zone 7a)
It's bluish-green with white tips.

Saw this is Northern California-Loomis/Granite Bay area. Have not seen one in any of the garden centers.

Are the whitish tips seasonal?

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Jun 27, 2020 9:02 PM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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That's a dwarf selection of Picea pungens var. glauca - Colorado Blue Spruce.

There are many named selections. Yes, the new growth of choice clones have this brighter colored foliage, which then darkens as it hardens off in the summer season.
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Jun 27, 2020 9:14 PM CST
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Reno, NV (Zone 7a)
Thanks John! Wouldn't it be cool if it retains that whitish tips for the Christmas season?

I'm planning to get one and plant it in front of the house to be my living Christmas tree.

I mourn for the death of a tree everytime we get a fresh one for Christmastime.
Jun 27, 2020 10:23 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Welcome! YosemiteSammy

If you want a really cool living Christmas tree, look at Picea pungens 'Baby Blue Eyes'. Hold out for a really blue one - some are more green.
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