The Blue Spruce (Picea pungens)
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Comes in a plastic pot. A fabulous looking, slow growing, tree with beautiful blue green starry foliage.
Perhaps one of the best living Christmas trees of all, Picea pungens will last for years with little care.
The Colorado blue spruce originates in the Rocky mountains of the U.S. and especially in Colorado state. It has short, slightly prickly needles and a lower fragrance than all the other Christmas tree varieties.
They tend to reach around 2 metres in height over the first 10 years, and when grown in a container this growth rate can be even slower.
Blue Spruce Care
If you are growing Picea pungens in a container, every 3 – 4 years you will need to repot into a slightly larger pot with some added high quality potting mix.
A little slow release fertiliser in early spring will have the plant looking great by Christmas.
After this wonderful little tree has completed its duties indoors, it should be moved outdoors into a position in dappled shade over summer.
In late summer to autumn it can be moved into full sun until the next season.
In the garden, choose a humus rich well drained soil in a sunny to part shaded position.
After 10 years or so growth rate tends to speed up, especially when grown in the garden. Growth rate can be improved in good soil with some additional fertiliser. A little moisture during dry periods will aslo assist.
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