Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Plant Pick of the Month - November

Colorado Blue Spruce - Picea pungens - is a wonderful evergreen addision to any landscape. They have wonderful color and a nice triangle shape. The needles are short and hard, and they produce an appealing cone. They will shed some of their needles but not near as baddly as pines. You need to make sure you have ample room for them though, because they are not a small variety of tree. The can get about 25 feet and 30 to 60 feet high. They are a classic tree used for Christmas. And by far one of my favorites.


  1. The Christmas tree on your blog looks wonderful. It was nice going through it. Keep it up the good work.

  2. Love the blue spruces! I have some of the smaller cultivars in my small yard because I don't have room for the species (though I think it is beautiful). It is very popular here in Alaska.