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)

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.

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.

Flora from /warsaw-PC-03-07.07.2015-ID please : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
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).


Picea pungens from Canada-GS10032024-2: 4 high res. images.
Picea pungens Engl., Blue Spruce clicked from Brampton, Canada, October, 2022







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