What's the fastest growing blue spruce?

What's the fastest growing blue spruce?

What's the fastest growing blue spruce?

The fastest-growing spruce tree, according to the Arbor Day Foundation, is the triangular-shaped Norway spruce (Picea abies), which is part of many suburban home and rural farm landscapes throughout Europe, the United States and Canada.

How close to the house can I plant a blue spruce?

Remember, most spruces can get 15 feet wide and at least 50 feet tall. Allow for their space requirements. I have seen cute little blue spruce planted within 3 to 5 feet of a house foundation. It is just a matter of time when this tree matures.

How do you keep a blue spruce healthy?

Colorado blue spruce thrives in full sun but also grows in partial shade. Once established, the tree needs a medium amount of water, with a deep soaking every two or three weeks. Even though the tree likes the soil to remain moist, especially while it's still young, it's also tolerant of drought.

How long does it take a Colorado blue spruce to grow?

Although it's not a quickly growing tree, per se, Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens 'Glauca') will grow at a moderate rate once established, if you provide the correct growing conditions.

Which is the best variety of blue spruce?

‘Alberta Blue’ is a mutation of the famous ‘Conika’ variety. ‘Coerulea’ is a silvery, slow-growing variety, but in shape — a tree-like tree. In these varieties, the blue shade is most pronounced, but many others have it to some extent as a species characteristic, i.e. characteristic of this spruce by nature.

What's the average growth rate of a spruce tree?

While the majority of these coniferous tree species have a fairly unremarkable average growth rate (between 6 inches and 11 inches per year), the Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis), Norway spruce (Picea abies) and Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens glauca) are renowned for their extraordinarily fast rates of growth.

How big does a Fat Albert Blue Spruce get?

If you want a smaller tree, go for one of the more compact cultivars, such as 'Fat Albert' (Picea pungens), which only grows to 10 or 15 feet, according to Missouri Botanical Garden. For best growth, provide rich soil and full sun.

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