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Walnut Glen Blue Spruce*

Picea pungens 'Walnut Glen'

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Walnut Glen Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Walnut Glen') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Walnut Glen Blue Spruce

Walnut Glen Blue Spruce

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Walnut Glen Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Walnut Glen') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Walnut Glen Blue Spruce foliage

Walnut Glen Blue Spruce foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Blue Colorado Spruce;Colorado Blue Spruce

Description:

A very wide pyrimidal evergreen accent tree that is slow growing with stunning silver blue needles that are fine in appearance; new growth is bright yellow; very showy and unique, an interesting plant for home landscapes; very hardy and adaptable

Ornamental Features

Walnut Glen Blue Spruce has attractive silvery blue foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Walnut Glen Blue Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Walnut Glen Blue Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Walnut Glen Blue Spruce will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features