Plant ID forum→What's this tree?

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Reno, NV (Zone 7a)
YosemiteSammy
Jun 27, 2020 7:45 PM CST

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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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Jun 27, 2020 9:02 PM CST
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.
John
Reno, NV (Zone 7a)
YosemiteSammy
Jun 27, 2020 9:14 PM CST

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.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 27, 2020 10:23 PM CST
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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