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HEIGHT:1 - 15 feet
SPREAD:3 - 8 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Bluish needles; hardier than green needled types in south central.There are dozens of cultivars in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes.
LIMITATIONS:May be slow to get established; susceptible to spider mites; needles sharp to the touch; pesticides and anti-transpirants dissolve bluish color on needles; needles on newly planted trees turn purplish brown when dry and under stress. Does not do well near busy roadways or in southeast Alaska; often dies to snowline in the interior.
HARDINESS: SC (Zone 3)
ORIGIN: Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming
CULTIVARS:‘Fat Albert’ Good blue coloration; dense, wide spreading dwarf tree; 10'–15' tall.; ‘Glauca Globosa’ Compact, rounded form, flat-topped at maturity, wider than tall; needles bluish white; ‘Globosa’ may be the same cultivar; 3' tall.; ‘Glauca Prostrata’ Spreading form that hugs the ground, bluish needles.; ‘Moerheim’ Moreheim spruce; compact, dense form reaching 30' in height; very blue foliage; excellent as a specimen.; ‘Montgomery’ (‘R.H. Montgomery’) Broad conical or flat globe shape; striking silver-blue needles; similar to the above cultivars. See entry under Evergreen Trees.
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