Big, bold and beautiful!
Colorado Spruce (Picea pungens) is meant for those gardeners who like to go big – really big. Estate-sized big.
This native American forest evergreen is meant for a big space. It will screen views for you…it eventually gets tall enough to screen the view from a second or third story window! It will be the massive windbreak that you want along the edge of your property. It will be the perfect town square living Christmas tree.
But don’t let that scare you off from using this strong beauty in your home landscape today.
Colorado Spruce are not fast growers, so you can enjoy it in your suburban lawn for a long, long time, too. It looks great next to your trees that change color and drop their leaves in autumn and it is Norman Rockwell picture perfect when it is covered in a blanket of snow. It is ready-made for Christmas lights.
This is one of the most popular conifers ever and is known for its perfect shape and rigid tiered branches. It will get 10’ – 12’ tall in 10 years and will eventually be 40’-60’ tall and 20’ wide as it ages.
There are no flowers to speak of, but who needs flowers with the great fresh tree scent you’ll get through your windows? People pay good money for candles that won’t ever smell as good as this tree.
Order this big boy form us today and enjoy the year-round beauty from this easy care tree.
* Easy care
* Bird friendly
* Dramatic evergreen
* Windbreak and screener
* Year-round interest
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Picea pungens|
|Mature Height||50 - 60 feet|
|Mature Spread||12 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Moisture||Additional water when dry|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Foliage Color||Green to varying shades of blue|
|Fruiting Time||Fall (cones)|