The sooner you plant a Baby Blue Colorado Spruce in your landscape, the sooner you’ll be glad you did! This stunner features gorgeous silvery blue needle foliage that stays evergreen and beautiful all year long. Dense foliage is arranged in distinguishable layers as branches stretch outward and upwards. With short needled foliage, softly rounded branches, and flat foliage layers, the Baby Blue has plenty of landscape texture to go around!
A strong central stalk drives this dwarf spruce upwards in a naturally pyramidal growth habit. No trimming is required to keep it looking it’s best, year after year.
This remarkably cold-hardy shrub laughs in the face of freezing temperatures. Specifically, it’s capable of withstanding temperatures down to -40° F!
The Baby Blue Colorado Spruce has notably few disease or pest problems and is quite hardy once established in the landscape.
This blue spruce has a moderate growth rate and tends to grow around 9-12″ a year.
This tree reaches a mature size of 15-20′ H x 6-10′ W.
Try the Baby Blue Colorado Spruce as a specimen, accent, holiday decoration, container plant, or screen!
Hardy from USDA Zones 3-8.
Grows best in Full Sun. Plenty of sunlight ensures that it has dense, attractive foliage.
Water regularly for the first growing season, 2-3 times a week. Afterwards, the Baby Blue Colorado Spruce will not require as much supplementary water. Once a week is enough in average weather conditions during the second growing season. After a few years, the Baby Blue is particularly water-wise and somewhat drought tolerant.
Baby Blue Colorado Spruce can tolerate a range of soil qualities, however, they need good soil drainage to thrive. If your soil drains poorly, plant this variety a few inches higher than the ground around it, and mound the soil. Consequently, this will help water to drain more quickly from the roots.
Fertilize with an acidic plant fertilizer in early spring and then again in early summer to encourage faster growth.
For a seamless planting, space your Baby Blue Colorado Spruce 4-5 feet apart from plant center to plant center. For space between plantings, plant them 6-8+ feet apart.
Check out two other cold-hardy varieties, the Dwarf Mugo Pine and Dwarf Alberta Spruce