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Weeping Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Pendula'

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Weeping Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Pendula') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Weeping Blue Spruce

Weeping Blue Spruce

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Weeping Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Pendula') at Wagner Nursery & Landscape

Weeping Blue Spruce

Weeping Blue Spruce

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Blue Colorado Spruce;Colorado Blue Spruce

Description:

A weeping and trailing spire-like tree, somewhat like the species but with dusty blue pointy needles held on sharply trailing branches, almost skirted in appearance; durable and very hardy, a most emphatic accent tree to say the least

Ornamental Features

Weeping Blue Spruce has attractive silvery blue foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Weeping Blue Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Weeping Blue Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Windbreaks and Shelterbelts

Planting & Growing

Weeping Blue Spruce will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Windbreak 
Applications
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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To Marc and the crew at Wagner Landscaping,
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