The Colorado Blue Spruce Tree

Since Fall is here and the holidays are beginning to be the focus on everyone’s mind lets talk about a popular holiday tree, the Colorado blue spruce tree. A lot of times people start out buying the tree as a potted plant for indoor holiday decoration. Then after the holidays, they will plant their blue spruce trees outside as a landscaping plant.

Colorado blue spruce trees usually grow to be about 30 to 60 feet high and their limbs and needles spread out to about 10 to 20 feet.  It’s pyramid shape and silver-blue needles make then a great classic choice for Christmas trees. They are also great for winter landscaping. In areas in the North were it snows, the Colorado blue spruce provides a picturesque winter scene that is very beautiful and natural.

As far as caring for the Colorado blue spruce tree, you won’t have to do a lot of pruning. However if you prefer denser foilage, the tree can be pruned. You want to plant the tree in a location where it will receive full to partial sun and where there is moist, fertile soil.

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