Picea pungens Avatar

early May

Picea pungens Avatar photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

A seedling selection of' Moerheim', the exceptionally lush blue foliage is especially striking in spring as the new needles emerge as soft blue powder puffs. The distinctive tiered pattern of branching contributes a "wow" factor both as a young tree today but more so in a mature specimen. With a slower growth rate than other popular cultivars, this heritage quality tree can develop to its full majesty in many sizes of landscapes

  • Height: 6 m (20 ft)
  • Spread: 4.6 m (15 ft)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 2
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Foliage Colour: blue
  • Shape: pyramidal

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.