Colorado spruce, also called Colorado Blue Spruce is Colorado’s state tree. It was identified by botanist C.C. Parry on Pikes Peak in 1862. The native habitat is the Foothills and Montane life zone. The tree shape is pyramidal/spire-like, the short, sharp and stiff needles are green to blue-gray single and grow in a spiral pattern around the stem. The cones are golden brown, 2″-4″ long with papery scales and feel spongy when squeezed.
Specimen, Tall hedge, Screen
It has a moderate growth rate and medium to high water needs. Planting altitude is 4,000 to 9,500 ft. Give this tree lots of room to grow.