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Picea pungens 'Mission Blue'

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Description

'Mission Blue' is an evergreen landscape shrub/tree with rigid tiered branches and fine foliage that emerges steel blue and matures to a deeper blue.  It is hardy and rugged, making an excellent windbreak.  Grown for its foliage.

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#evergreen#drought tolerant#pyramidal#salt tolerant#winter interest#rabbit resistant#windbreak#cpp#deer resistant#ornamentals
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#pyramidal#salt tolerant#winter interest#rabbit resistant#windbreak#cpp#deer resistant#ornamentals
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Picea
    Species:
    pungens
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    Insignificant
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Insignificant
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    White
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Needles remain blue throughout the winter
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Gray
    Light Gray
    Bark Description:
    Rough gray bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Vertical Spaces
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Rabbits