Colorado Spruce | Our Collection

Colorado Spruce | Our Collection
Kevin Next To A Hoops Blue Spruce

May got away from me because of how busy spring can be with all the chores and work to get done, so I need to catch up on posting. If you are a subscriber, thank you! More regular posting is back on the radar as the “to-do list” gets shorter.

On that note, I’m happy to post beautiful photos of many Colorado Spruce varieties growing in our gardens (and a few others).

The YouTube video included here takes you through a tour of these beautiful (and sometimes odd) varieties:

Bonny Blue Spruce, Picea pungens ‘Bonny Blue’, Zone 2, 25’H x 15’ W

Considered a shorter and thinner needle selection with beautiful blue color. Perfect shaped broad upright conical form. 25’H x 15’ W

Procumbens Blue Spruce, Picea pungens ‘Procumbens’, Zone 2, 6’H x 10’W

 Outstanding when letting it explore, spreading near rocks and stone walls.

Sester Dwarf Blue Spruce, Picea pungens ‘Sester Dwarf’, Zone 2,  6’H x 4’W 

Excellent pyramidal dwarf, slow growth at about 1/4th the rate, blue needles.

Sester Dwarf Blue Spruce
Sester Dwarf Blue Spruce

Globe Blue Spruce, Picea pungens ‘Globosa’, Zone 2, 8’H x 6’W

Silvery Bluish needles. Difficult to tell apart from Montgomery Spruce if it develops a leader over time.

Roundabout Colorado Spruce, Picea pungens ‘Roundabout’, Zone 2, 3’H x 2’W

 Compact “garden orb” shape. Slow growing, very small. Discovered as a witches broom growing on ‘Green Spire’.

Round About Colorado Spruce
Roundabout Colorado Spruce

Hoops Blue Spruce, Picea pungens ‘Hoopsii’, Zone 2, 25’H x 15’W

 Long thick bright silver-blue needles with strong pyramidal habit.

Montgomery Blue Spruce, Picea pungens ‘Montgomery’, Zone 2,  8’H x 6’W 

Globe when young, becoming pyramid. I'm keeping this one sheared to maintain this size.

Montgomery Blue Spruce

Globe Blue Spruce On Standard, Picea pungens ‘Globosa’, Zone 2, 8-10’H x 6’W 

Columnar Blue Spruce, Picea pungens ‘Fastigiata’, Zone 2, 35’H x 6-10’ W

 Nice tight columnar habit. Will not grow as tall or wide as the species, great for tight areas.

Spring Gold Colorado Spruce, Picea pungens ‘Niemetz’, Zone 2, 10’H x 8’ W

Creamy white new candle growth. New growth will fade to blue. Slow grower. Irregular form when young and becomes pyramidal.

Weeping Colorado Blue Spruce, Picea pungens ‘Pendula’, Zone 2

Dense weeping branches with a beautiful cascading effect. Can stake it, or allow it to trail along the ground. This spruce makes a dramatic statement. You either love them or hate them. Size varies with culture.

Avatar Blue Sprue, Picea pungens 'Avatar', Zone 2, 20’H x 15’ W

Tiered branching habit. Good blue foliage on the new growth. Compact tree with a slow growth rate.

Herman Naue Colorado Spruce, Picea pungens ‘Herman Naue’, Zone 2, 4’H x 4’W 

Dwarf selection with pink cones, bluish green needles.

Blue Horizon Blue Spruce?

I could not find any information on this variety so perhaps I recorded it wrong. Whatever the case it looks great in this location next to our rusted arbor over our water feature. I'm planning on keeping this spruce sheared as narrow as I can.

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