Colorado Spruce

Photo of the Tree

Native to the Colorado and Utah regions of the United States, the Colorado spruce can reach up to 132 feet high (40 metres) and live to approximately 600 years old.

Its striking foliage, bluish in colour, adds to the aesthetic value of the tree, and is one of the reasons why a large number of Colorado spruce's have been grafted for propagation.

The Colorado spruce requires very little water and atmospheric moisture. In fact, it is often found on dry, chalky soils. Nevertheless, this spruce species is able to adapt to a variety of soils.

It is mainly used for landscaping.


Leaf

Photo - Leaf

Needles, pointed, four-sided, bluish, spreading out all round the twig.

Fruit

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Fruits, chestnut-brown seed cones.