The Colorado spruce, blue spruce, green spruce[1] white spruce,[2] or Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens), is a species of pine tree native to the Rocky Mountains of the United States, from Colorado to Wyoming, and introduced as a popular ornamental tree found far beyond its native range.

Growing to 15 m (49 ft) tall by 5 m (16 ft) wide, it is a conical evergreen conifer with scaly grey bark. Waxy grey-green leaves, up to 3 cm (1 in) long, are arranged radially on the shoots, curving upwards. The pale brown cones are up to 10 cm (4 in) long.[3][4][5]
The specific epithet pungens means “sharply pointed”, referring to the leaves.[6]
The blue spruce is the State Tree of Utah and Colorado.[7]
Picea pungens and its many cultivars are often grown as ornamental trees in gardens and parks.[4][5][8] It is also grown for the cut Christmas tree industry.[4] 
(From Wikipedia  on 11.7.13)


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Picea pungens_RKC_01_03072013 : Attachments (4). 5 posts by 4 authors.

Sharing images of Picea pungens Engelm.
Family: Pinaceae
Loc.: Jochiwon, S. Korea
Date: 29th June 2013
Native to US. Under cultivation at Bear Tree Park, Jochiwon in S. Korea.


Simply gorgeous! Thanks … for sharing these splendid images. 


Really loved these photographs, the first one is such an idyllic scene. Thank you … for posting these lovely sights. 


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Gymnosperms Fortnight- Pinaceae- Picea pungens from California-GS-29 : Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.
Picea pungens Engl.,

Tall tree with stiff horizontal branches, radially spreading 20-25 mm long spine-tipped leaves, 4-angled; cones 6-10 cm long.

Photographed from Sunnyvale California.


 

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here is another snap of dwarf pale blue conifer, from the same residence I am living in. Please Identify


Difficult without cone but a wild guess – is it Cedrus deodara?


This one is a dwarf cultivar of  Picea pungens (Colorado Blue Spruce). 

 
 

References:

The Plant List  GRIN  Wikipedia  

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