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Baby Blue Blue Spruce

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 40 - 50 Feet
  • Mature Spread 40 - 50 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Baby Blue Blue Spruce, formally known as Picea Pungens Baby Blue, is a beautiful, robust spruce that ranges from holiday classic to landscaping showstopper. You can count on this spruce to always be silvery-blue! Slender blue tufts of needles on stiff, horizontal branches from a broad, stately pyramidal shape that you will love more every season. Foliage of the seedlings varies in color from shades of blue to dark, steely midnight. Baby Blue is perfect for anyone seeking classic spruce foliage colors with towering height. This spruce reaches a height of 30 to 60 feet and spreads up to 20 feet. This Blue Spruce will not flower, but instead, produces cones in late summer and early fall.

Native to the Rocky Mountain Region, this upright spruce thrives in cold areas. The Baby Blue Blue Spruce is relatively disease and pest resistant, but it is important to watch your tree for signs of an aphid that forms galls. If the needles of your spruce turn brown, it is a cause for concern. Because of their magnificent height, they are a perfect option for large hedges, windbreaks, and privacy screens. You can use outdoor lights to give your Baby Blue some holiday flare. 

Baby Blue Blue Spruce Care

To plant your Baby Blue, dig a hole the same depth as its container, and one and a half times its width. Use a sharp spade or planting knife to saw off any outer circling roots. It is important to keep the soil moist for the first few years until your Baby Blue Blue Spruce is fully established in your yard. Afterward, it will be very low-maintenance. 

This spruce is relatively tolerant of many conditions, but prefers full sun and well-drained to dry, slightly acidic soil. Sunlight will give the spruce’s needles rich, long-lasting color. Once it reaches maturity, the Baby Blue is drought-tolerant.

Baby Blue Blue Spruce Spacing

These gorgeous spruce trees make beautiful winterscape hedges and powerful windbreaks. The dense foliage can help protect delicate, nearby plants during wind or stormy weather. Use the Baby Blue to break up the green in your landscape, or plant them alongside finer trees to create contrast. You should plant your Baby Blue Blue Spruce Trees 15 to 20 feet apart.

Baby Blue Blue Spruce Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Trees
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 40 - 50 Feet
Mature Spread: 15 - 20 Feet
Spacing: 15 - 20 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Blue
Foliage Description: Blue-Colored
Seasonal Interest: Winter Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Foliage Interest
Common Name: Baby Blue Blue Spruce
Other Name(s):

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