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Spruce, Colorado / Picea pungens
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Colorado Spruce or Blue Spruce - Picea pungens or picea
Area of origin:
Mountains of South Western United States up to 3000m altitude.
Introduced in 1877.
Height up to 25 m (82'), width up to 7m (23').
Soil Type: Dislikes lime.
Hardiness: Hardy to -36°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Widely planted in parks, and small and large gardens and enjoyed
for its bluish foliage and average speed of growth. Bonsai
enthusiasts like working with this beautiful tree.
List of Spruces:
Dwarf Alberta White Spruce (Picea Glauca 'Conica'), dwarf conifer, light green soft needles in spring and grey green in winter, wide conical shape
Norway Spruce (Picea abies), dislikes chalky soil
Serbian Spruce (Picea omorika), is easily recognised with its narrow weeping shape. Its fruits are conical
Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis), green and silvery grey needles, wide shape
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