**Note: Due to the prevalence of pests affecting this species, it is not recommended for planting in Grande Prairie.**

Common Names: Colorado Spruce, Blue Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Green Spruce

Species Name: Picea pungens Engelm.

Why Plant It?: 
Dense, blue-green needles and stiffly pyramidal shape make this a popular landscape tree
More salt tolerant than other spruces
You can tell a Colorado spruce from a white spruce by its cones. Pictured above is the large, pale, ruffled cone of a Colorado spruce.