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Picea Pungens Hoopsii (Colorado Blue Spruce) 160-180cm RootballID1316
Picea Pungens Hoopsii (Blue Spruce) is a stunning slow growing evergreen blue conifer. It has stiff needle like foliage that grows in all directions resulting in a nice dense tree. This variety is widely considered to be the best blue variety available. During the autumn months blue seed cones emerge on the branches.
Plant Type: Evergreen Conifer
Plant Height & Spread: 400cm x 180cm
Foliage Colour: Blue
Foliage Type: Needle0-like
Seasons of Interest: All Seasons
Soil Condition: Well-drained, Neutral
Planting Position: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Plant Care & Advice
Conifers can be planted throughout the year, but it is best to plant them in the late autumn or winter, as long as the ground is not frozen or waterlogged. Most conifers are frost proof to an extent and hardy, so they will be able to establish well throughout cooler weather. They should be planted in full sun or partial shade, and are tolerant of most soil types, but will benefit from having compost or manure tilled into the soil prior to planting. Conifers also need decent draining, so do not plant them in very heavy clay soil or else you will risk drowning the plant. Removing weeds as soon as they appear is a good way of ensuring that valuable moisture is not lost. Mulching also reduces moisture loss from the top layers of soil. Newly planted conifers need very careful watering during the initial stages. They are drought proof once established and should not need too much watering, but they are very vulnerable to stress from drought if they are not watered thoroughly.
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