Picea pungens
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Picea pungens

Colorado blue spruce

  Family PINACEAE 
  Genus Picea 

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Identification
Genus  Picea Species  pungens Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Colorado blue spruce Family  PINACEAE Specimen number  S13962 Data source  Allergy p267;HtZn p154
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  80' - 100' Overall spread   
 
Climate
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 02a-07b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 07-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Picea pungens can survive the coldest of winter climates with annual temperatures as low as -50 Fahrenheit. It won't do too well if the winter temperatures are consistently above 5 Fahrenheit. Colorado blue spruce does very well with hot summer days. This plant likes full sun to partial shade. It needs soil that is moist, well drained.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Light Hay fever season  Jun 01 - Jul 31 Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Although this plant is freely wind-pollinated, it shouldn't pose too much difficulty to the hay fever susceptible. Hay fever season usually extends from June to July.
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
 
Nutrition
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes  Picea pungens is a native plant in the natural environment that occurs throughout Colorado.
 
Herbarium
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Picea pungens is a woody perennial. Colorado blue spruce is evergreen.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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