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    Baby Blue Eyes Spruce

    Picea pungens 'Baby Blue Eyes'

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    Baby Blue Eyes Spruce (Picea pungens 'Baby Blue Eyes') at Hartman Companies

    Baby Blue Eyes Spruce

    Baby Blue Eyes Spruce

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Baby Blue Eyes Spruce (Picea pungens 'Baby Blue Eyes') at Hartman Companies

    Baby Blue Eyes Spruce foliage

    Baby Blue Eyes Spruce foliage

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  20 feet

    Spread:  10 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  2

    Other Names:  Blue Colorado Spruce;Colorado Blue Spruce

    Description:

    A stunningly beautiful and uniquely colored evergreen with sharp and pointy silvery-blue to nearly gray needles that retain their color well over the entire season; tolerates dry locations and some light shade which results in a richer blue color

    Ornamental Features

    Baby Blue Eyes Spruce has attractive silvery blue foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

    Landscape Attributes

    Baby Blue Eyes Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

    This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Baby Blue Eyes Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Vertical Accent
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Baby Blue Eyes Spruce will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

    This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

     
     
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