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Baby Blue Eyes Spruce

Picea pungens 'Baby Blue Eyes'

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Baby Blue Eyes Spruce (Picea pungens 'Baby Blue Eyes') at The Growing Place

Baby Blue Eyes Spruce

Baby Blue Eyes Spruce

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Baby Blue Eyes Spruce (Picea pungens 'Baby Blue Eyes') at The Growing Place

Baby Blue Eyes Spruce foliage

Baby Blue Eyes Spruce foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Blue Colorado Spruce;Colorado Blue Spruce

Description:

A stunningly beautiful and uniquely colored evergreen with sharp and pointy silvery-blue to nearly gray needles that retain their color well over the entire season; tolerates dry locations and some light shade which results in a richer blue color

Growing Place Choice Plants

Our Growing Place Choice plants are chosen because they are strong performers year after year, staying attractive with less maintenance when planted in the right place.

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Ornamental Features

Baby Blue Eyes 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. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Baby Blue Eyes Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

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.

Baby Blue Eyes Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use
  • Windbreaks and Shelterbelts

Planting & Growing

Baby Blue Eyes Spruce will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 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 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  Garden  Windbreak 
Applications
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

Aurora Location

2000 Montgomery Road,

Aurora, IL 60504

Phone. 630-820-8088

Naperville Location

25w471 Plank Road,

Naperville, IL 60563

Phone. 630-355-4000

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