- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 4 - 6 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
While evergreens give structure to the landscape and add shades of green that look good all year, Globe Blue Spruce has a fantastic, powdery-blue hue that adds a dramatic pop of color to the landscape. This slow-growing and compact shrub is easy to grow and hardy in USDA growing zones 3-8. The rounded shape of the branches and the wider form make Picea pungens var. glauca the perfect specimen shrub for the front of a border or even in a container in a smaller garden.
Globe Blue Spruce grows only 2-3 inches a year and can be used with other dwarf conifers in an alpine/rock garden or has a calming presence in a zen garden. Deer rarely browse conifers, and Globe Blue Spruce is no exception. Disease resistance is also high for this conifer. Ornamental grasses, ninebark, speedwell, and smoke tree make good companion plants for this evergreen gem.
Globe Blue Spruce Care
Plant Globe Blue Spruce in a full sun spot with well-draining soil on the acid side of the pH scale, 6.0 or less. Spruces have average water needs; 1 inch of water a week is sufficient to establish this shrub well. As Globe Blue Spruce matures, it will become more tolerant of drought. Fertilize in the early spring with an acid-loving shrub formula. A slow-release, dry fertilizer will last all growing season and provide consistent nutrition. Watering with drip irrigation or soaker hoses will keep the foliage dry and less prone to pests and disease.
Little to no pruning is necessary for Globe Blue Spruce. The naturally compact and rounded shape grows slowly and steadily. Damaged and dead branches should be removed in late winter or early spring. Potted Globe Blue Spruce may need to be moved out of the path of prevailing winter winds and storms. Burlap or horticultural fleece can be wrapped around the pots to provide extra insulation for the root system over the winter.
Globe Blue Spruce Spacing
Globe Blue Spruce looks best when planted as a specimen among other types of plants. The mature height is 3-4 feet, and the spread can be up to 4-5 feet. Perennials and other shrubs should be placed 3 feet or more from the base.
Globe Blue Spruce Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 4 - 6 Feet|
|Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green, Silver|
|Foliage Description: Grown For Its Foliage|
|Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest, Winter Interest|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Tolerates: Drought, Salt|
|Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Wildlife Gardens, Windbreaks|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance, Native to North America|
|Common Name: Globe Blue Spruce|
|Scientific Name: Picea pungens 'Glauca Globosa'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.