BOLD, PYRAMIDAL EVERGREEN WITH STEELY BLUE FOLIAGE
- Steely, blue-green evergreen needles cover the tree all year long
- Beautiful blue needles shine against the white winter snow
- Large, pyramidal habit on this bold, native tree
- Excellent tree for a privacy screen, wind break or as a specimen planting on its own
- Drought tolerant and deer resistant
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 2-7
- Mature Height: 40-60' tall
- Mature Width: 20-30' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 20-30' apart
Why plant Colorado Blue Spruce?
Bring the sparkle of steely blue foliage to your landscape year-round with a Colorado Blue Spruce. This much-loved pyramidal evergreen tree is the perfect focal point for the formal areas of your landscape that need some bling. In winter, you can decorate this living Christmas tree with lights for even more drama. Songbirds like robins and cardinals will appreciate the cover your Blue Spruce tree provides and may choose to nest in the security of its thickly set branches. You’ll appreciate how little maintenance this easygoing Rocky Mountain native requires!
Blue Spruce, or Colorado Blue Spruce, as they like to call it West of the Mississippi, is a Rocky Mountain native that has found a home in all climates cool enough for its growth (it struggles in the Deep South). Wild plants usually have needles of a misty sea-green color, but select trees are distinctly powder blue. The brightest, bluest ones are called “shiners” in the nursery business, and these are what we offer at Bower & Branch™.
How to use Colorado Blue Spruce in the landscape?
One of the best ways to add some blue to your garden! This adaptable Blue Spruce maintains an overall conical shape and can be used as a specimen, in screens, or in groupings. Branches and needles are stiff and rigid, but don't let the prickliness fool you - this Spruce would simply LOVE to be with you!
Hardiness Zone: 2-7
How To Plant Colorado Blue Spruce
You wouldn’t think a drama queen like this one would be so easy to please, but it is in fact quite easygoing. Blue Spruce thrives in sunshine and freely draining soil. It is not a fast growing tree, but given these two things, it will increase in size and grandeur every year. Once established, too little water is better than too much—that low spot in the yard is not the place for it. And don’t plant it right next to the house! Though it looks cute and compact now, it may get over 40 feet tall and 20 feet wide and it likes good air circulation.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. If planting in the fall, use Elements fertilizer while planting and start your regular annual fertilizing the following fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established as it gives your tree the nutrients it needs to produce lush new growth for the following spring.
How To Prune
Shear your Blue Spruce in late winter or late summer. Corrective pruning can be done as needed.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.
How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).