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St. Mary's Broom Creeping Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'St. Mary's Broom'

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St. Mary's Broom Creeping Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'St. Mary's Broom') at Tagawa Gardens

St. Mary's Broom Creeping Blue Spruce

St. Mary's Broom Creeping Blue Spruce

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St. Mary's Broom Creeping Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'St. Mary's Broom') at Tagawa Gardens

St. Mary's Broom Creeping Blue Spruce

St. Mary's Broom Creeping Blue Spruce

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Blue Colorado Spruce;Colorado Blue Spruce

Description:

This may be the finest groundcover blue spruce available; forms a dense, spreading mound of steel-blue needles that creeps to fill in an area, holds its color exceptionally well; an exciting alternative to run-of-the-mill spreading junipers

Ornamental Features

St. Mary's Broom Creeping Blue Spruce has attractive steel blue foliage which emerges silvery blue in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain steel blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

St. Mary's Broom Creeping Blue Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

St. Mary's Broom Creeping Blue Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

St. Mary's Broom Creeping Blue Spruce will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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