Exposure: Full Sun
Mature Size: 65′ high x 25′ wide
Tree Form: Pyramidal, spire-shaped
Foliage Color: Green to silvery blue
Growth Rate: Slow then Moderate once established
Uses: Specimen, shelter-belt, windbreak, and in mass plantings
Recommended Min Tree Spacing: 12′ to 16′ apart
Description: Our selection of this pioneer spruce has been used in the prairies since the early 1900’s and is native to the Rockies. Its strong pyramidal shape and color make this a landscape favorite. They tolerate a wide range of well-drained soils, but not standing water.
Ornamental Features: Attractive blue foliage which emerges silvery blue in spring. The needles remain blue through the winter. Rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Landscape Attributes: Dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader. Distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Extremely hardy and rugged.