Picea pungens Engelm., Gard. Chron. n.s., 11: 334 1879. (syn: Abies commutata var. glauca Chargueraud; Abies menziesii Engelm. [Illegitimate]; Abies menziesii var. parryana André; Abies parlatorei Dallim. & A.B.Jacks.; Picea commutata Beissn.; Picea menziesii Engelm. [Illegitimate]; Picea menziesii var. parryana André; Picea parryana (André) Sarg.; Picea pungens var. compacta (Rehder) Rehder …; Pinus armata Voss; Pinus parryana (André) Voss [Illegitimate]);
The Colorado spruce, blue spruce, green spruce white spruce, 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.
Picea pungens and its many cultivars are often grown as ornamental trees in gardens and parks. It is also grown for the cut Christmas tree industry.
(From Wikipedia on 11.7.13)
Picea pungens_RKC_01_03072013 : Attachments (4). 5 posts by 4 authors.
Sharing images of Picea pungens Engelm.
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.
Gymnosperms Fortnight- Pinaceae- Picea pungens from California-GS-29 : Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.
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).