*Colorado blue spruce

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*Picea pungens ‘Glauca’
COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE

Pinaceae
W. North America

Location: map coordinates E-29 (near northwest corner of Price Building), N 39°11'14'' W 75°32'28''

Planting history: presently unknown.

Description:
  • evergreen tree, conifer
  • etymology: Picea from pix = pitch (sticky resin); pungens = sharp, pointed (leaves); ‘Glauca’ = glaucous (whitish-greyish waxy coating)
  • leaves short, needle-like; 4-sided (as in other spruces)
  • cones light brown, ca 4” long
  • native to higher elevations of Rocky Mountains
  • slow-growing and long-lived (ca 600-800 yrs)
  • wood soft and brittle

*Non-native species (not native to Delaware)
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