- Common Name(s):
- Colorado spruce
More drought tolerant than other spruces; poor heat tolerance
- 30-90 ft.
- 2 to 4 in. cones
- Sun; prefers moist, well drained soil but tolerates a range of soil types
- Dense, narrow pyramidal with stiff horizontal branches
- 10-20 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Slow to moderate
- 0.75-1.3 in. blue-green to silver-green, 4-sided needles; prickly
NCCES plant id: 2079