Blue Spruce

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Dwarf evergreen fits nicely into smaller spaces. Gray-blue needles are short and sharp to the touch. Violet cones turn brown in fall when mature. Excellent as a landscape accent or planted in groupings. Works well with Cornus, Ginkgo, Hamamelis, Lagerstroemia and Metasequoia.

Companion Plants

Smoke Tree

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Smoke Tree

Unique flower heads resemble puffs of smoke and contrast strikingly with the stunning round burgundy or gray-green leaves. Yellow to purple fall color. A nice complement to hydrangea, Japanese maple, and juniper. Outstanding as accent or specimen. Prune as needed in late winter.

Burning Bush

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Burning Bush

Best known for brilliant fall color, this popular landscape shrub is impossible to miss once the leaves change in autumn. Striking fall foliage is nicely offset by blue-foliaged plants, chrysanthemum and aster. Use for hedge, screen, accent and specimen.

Forsythia

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Forsythia

A harbinger of warmer days, this spring-flowering shrub teems with brilliant flowers before the leaves emerge. Combines well with spring-flowering bulbs and evergreens. Great as a hedge or screen, offset against a wall, or as a specimen. Prune every year after flowering.

Details

Common name

Blue Spruce

Botanical name

Picea pungens

Variety

Baby Blue Eyes

Zone

USDA 3 - 8

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Bloom time

No Bloom

Light

sun

Height

15-18' (4.5-5.5 m)

Habit

upright

Water

1-2 times per week

Feed

use all-purpose

Maintenance

provide enough water in fall, before freeze