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Picea pungens 'Pendula'

Phonetic Spelling
PY-see-uh PUN-jenz
Description

Weeping Blue Spruce is a slivery blue needled dwarf evergreen tree.  It can be with a pendulous with branches weeping down if it is staked or if it is left unstakes it has a spreading habit  It makes an excellent accent plant or specimen plant and provides a pop of color in winter gardens.  

Plant it in full sun, though it tolerates some light shade, in acidic well-drained soil.   It prefers rich moist soils and can suffer if the soil is allowed to dry out when the plant is young though it has reasonable drought tolerance after establishment. It can struggle in the heat and humidity of the south.  

This plant tolerates browsing by rabbits and deer and air pollution and is an overall low maintenance addition to any landscape.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: This plant has no serious pest issues but can be affected by aphids, scale, budworms, and bagworms. New growth and the overall health of this tree can be affected by spider mites.

More information on Picea pungens.

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Crevice Garden, Guilford County
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#small tree#small spaces#drought tolerant#specimen#blue needles#pendulous#winter interest#dwarf#accent plant#rabbit resistant#air pollution tolerant#deer resistant#guilford crevice garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#small tree#small spaces#drought tolerant#specimen#blue needles#pendulous#winter interest#dwarf#accent plant#rabbit resistant#air pollution tolerant#deer resistant#guilford crevice garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Picea
    Species:
    pungens
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Weeping
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Bright stiff silvery blue needles
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Surface/Attachment:
    Furrowed
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Small Tree
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Pollution
    Rabbits