Picea pungens 'Baby Blue'
Baby Blue Spruce
Height: 50 feet.
Spread: 25 feet.
Sunlight: full sun
Hardiness Zone: 3a.
Other Names: Blue Colorado Spruce;Colorado Blue Spruce.
A shimmering blue evergreen tree, with a dense habit, full stout branches, and elegant silvery-blue needles, a tree of great beauty and color which is retained throughout the year; extremely hardy and rugged.
Baby Blue Blue Spruce has attractive silvery blue foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Baby Blue Blue Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Baby Blue Blue Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;