Colorado Blue Spruce

Basic Info: The Colorado Blue Spruce is a conical-shaped evergreen tree with stiff horizontal branches and short stiff needles. It is a commonly used tree in Midwest landscapes. In nature the needles are often green, but many specimens produce blue-green needles. Plus, it’s long-lived (seriously…it can last hundreds of years!)…

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Black Hills Spruce

This is a slow-growing form of white spruce. It is a dense form and is very hardy. Discovered around 1933 in North Dakota, it is a shapely “Christmas tree” type evergreen, with short, blue-green needles. Shears easily. Useful as a point of interest, hedge, or windbreak. The dense thick branches…

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Meyer Spruce

Considered an exotic evergreen in the United States, the Meyer Spruce is catching on as a favored alternative to the Blue Spruce. A native of China and Russia, it’s virtually identical to its American counterpart in shape, color, and texture. Picea meyeri is a species of spruce native to Nei…

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