Picea pungens Bonny Blue
Picea abies 'Bonny Blue' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

'Bonny Blue' Colorado Blue Spruce

This unique form has a pleasing and appealing blue colour with needles shorter and thinner than typically found in the species. 'Bonny Blue' stands out from the crowd with a perfectly shaped form. It will add an elegant presence in the garden. 'Bonny Blue' prefers well drained soil in full sun with lots of room to grow into a beautiful specimen. 'Bonny Blue' is reported to be more resitant to needle cast, which is a fungal disease resulting in the browning off of needles, than the other varieities of Colorado Blue Spruce on the market. 

  • Height: 6-7.6 m (20-25 m)
  • Spread: 3.7-4.6 m (12-15 ft)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 2
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Foliage Colour: blue
  • Shape: broad upright
  • Critter Resistance: deer

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Colorado Blue Spruce grows best in a sunny location with moist, well-drained, fertile soil. It tolerates dry wind and can adapt to dry soil. Plant Colorado blue spruce in a hole that is as deep as the root ball and two or three times as wide.