Plant Finder

ONLINE ASSISTANCE

Want to find the perfect plant for your landscape, or identify a mystery plant? Hartman Garden Center has an online Plant Finder to help you with your task. Remember, the best solution is always to talk to our plant and landscaping experts. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (952) 443-2990.

    shrub

    Yukon Blue Spruce

    Picea glauca 'Yukon Blue'

    Add To My Wish List

    print page
     
    Yukon Blue Spruce (Picea glauca 'Yukon Blue') at Hartman Companies

    Yukon Blue Spruce

    Yukon Blue Spruce

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Yukon Blue Spruce (Picea glauca 'Yukon Blue') at Hartman Companies

    Yukon Blue Spruce foliage

    Yukon Blue Spruce foliage

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  12 feet

    Spread:  5 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  3

    Description:

    A distinctive cultivar featuring short, electric blue-gray needles and prominent brown buds at the tips of the branches, makes an exceptional focal point or grouping; surely one of the best dwarf spruces, very unique, hardy and tough

    Ornamental Features

    Yukon Blue Spruce has attractive steel blue foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain steel blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Yukon Blue Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

    This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Yukon Blue Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Yukon Blue Spruce will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

    This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selection of a native North American species.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Accent  Massing  Garden 
    Applications
    Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
    Ornamental Features
    Member, MN Nursery & Landscape Association
    Proud Member, ICPI
    Better Business Bureau Accredited Business
    hartmancompanies in Victoria, MN on Houzz
    Find us on Facebook
    Follow us on Twitter
    Find us on Houzz
    Check us out on Instagram