Blue Diamond Spruce

09/01/2013 | Ken Lain, mountain gardener Trees

blue-diamondLatin Name: Picea pungens ‘Blue Diamond’

Description: Blue Diamond is a true jewel. This conifer is a variety of Colorado spruce with intensely blue colored needles with silver overlay. They are quite prickly and evergreen. It grows about 6 inches per year and 4 inches upwards. It is well branched from the base and forms a neat and quite regular pyramidal shape without any significant pruning.

Size: Ht to 10′ x 5′