Picea ‘Blue Diamond’ Picea

Picea

Colorado Blue Spruce

Description: A slow growing small evergreen conifer reaching 3m, perfect for a small garden. The vibrant blue, spikey needles with silver overlay intensify in colour as the tree matures, forming a dense pyramidal habit. Pale brown cones appear in autumn, creating a lovely display on mature specimens.

History: Developed in Deurne, the Netherlands, in 1990 and is a cross between a female Picea pungens Glauca and unknown variety of male Picea pungens.

Picea Growing Tips: Grows well in most soil types but will not tolerate wet roots for an extended period, although will cope well with dry conditions.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 1.25m x 0.5m

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Blue / Silver
  • Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • VS Size: Very small
  • Needs well-draining site

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