Globe Spruce 'Blue'
Globe Spruce 'Blue'
Pot Size: 5 Gallon
Mature Height: 8 feet
Mature Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2b
Other Names: Picea Glauca globosa, Colorado Blue Spruce
A small, dense globe-shaped shrub, very unlike the species, as a mounded form that eventually becomes a compact and dense Christmas tree-like shape, adaptable and hardy; intensely blue needles, an excellent choice for form and color in the garden
Globe Blue Spruce has attractive blue foliage which emerges silvery blue in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain blue throughout the winter.
Globe Blue Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. 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.
Globe Blue Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Vertical Accent
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Globe Blue Spruce will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun. 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 once established, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, 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.
*Some photos are of mature plants that are several years old. You will be receiving a smaller, less mature plant that will need time to reach its mature size.