Picea pungens ‘Globosa’

Scientific name: Picea pungens ‘Globosa’

Synonym: Picea pungens ‘Glauca Globosa’


Common names: “Dwarf Colorado blue spruce”

Plant Type: Evergreen conifer shrub


Zone: 3-8

Light: Full sun

Exposure: Exposed or sheltered

Soil: Deep rich soil best, acidic – neutral

Moisture: Moist well drained, handles more drought than other spruce


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Plant Size: H 20″-6′ W 28″-5′ , slow growing

Leaf and Stem shape: Dense, narrowly conical growth, with rigid, prickly, silvery-blue needles arranged radially around twigs
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Pruning: Minimal – none, best left alone but new growth can be sheared for compact form

Maintenance: Low – zero

Landscape use: Architectural, 4 seasons interest, screens

Propagate: By grafting and cuttings

Pests & Disease: Red spider mite can be a problem

*Deer resistant

Comments: One of the bluest conifers around

Cultivars: ~AGM winner: P. p. (Glauca Group) ‘Hoopsii’

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