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St. Mary's Broom Colorado Spruce

Picea pungens ‘St. Mary’s Broom’

Evergreen: Spruce

Height: 2-3′ Width: 3-5′
Sun: Full Sun Zone: 2

Dwarf, mounded evergreen with strikingly silver-blue needles. Doesn’t form a leader and creates a spreading, mounded, dense form. Holds its colour well. Hardy, slow-growing spruce that is great as a low, colour-accent shrub in the border. Prefers slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil and is drought and wind tolerant once established (do not let stand in water). Fertilize in spring with a good compost or all purpose fertilizer before new growth emerges. Soil can be top-dressed with aluminum sulfate if needed to intensify blue colour. Little pruning needed: prune broken or dead branches as needed, heavy pruning should be done late winter/early spring before new growth emerges.

Available in select potted sizes.