Columnar Colorado Blue Spruce

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Companion Plants

Purpleleaf Sand Cherry

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Purpleleaf Sand Cherry

Showy white flowers bloom in spring before purplish-red foliage opens and mature into edible, dark purple fruit. Makes a striking accent or specimen. Foliage contrasts with yellow- or silver-leaved foliage.

Heavenly Bamboo

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Heavenly Bamboo

Elegant foliage transforms from bright and fresh in the spring and summer to rich and deep in the fall. Spreading habit is great for ground cover. Makes a nice garden feature or container plant to showcase its marvelous foliage. Prune as needed in mid- to late spring.

Viburnum

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Viburnum

Adaptable and dependable four-season garden interest. Most viburnum offer large flowers that attract butterflies, thick summer foliage, and berries and vibrant fall foliage that attract birds. Nice with fir, rhododendron, crocosmia and variegated periwinkle. Prefers well-drained soil.

Details

Common name

Columnar Colorado Blue Spruce

Botanical name

Picea pungens

Variety

Glauca Fastigiata

Zone

USDA 3 - 7

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Bloom time

No Bloom

Light

sun

Height

20-30' (6-10 m)

Habit

columnar

Water

daily

Feed

in spring

Maintenance

provide enough water in fall, before freeze