Picea Pungens Glauca (Blue Spruce)- The blue spruce is widely used as a Christmas tree due to its conical habit and dense horizontal branches which are covered with grey-green needles. It also has a high needle retention rate. One of the most ornamental of the conifers the blue spruce makes a great specimen tree in parklands and garden situations. Commonly grows up to 15meters.
Cones: The cones are up to 10cm in length and are a pale brown colour.
Timber: Best used as a windbreak or ornamental feature as well as for Christmas tree production.
Soil Tyopes/Habitat: A very hardy tree which is able to withstand very cold winters. Grows best in wet but free draining soil in full sunlight.