Weeping Blue Spruce-Picea pungens ‘Glauca Slenderina Pendula' 4/5' B&B
Height: 20 feet
Spread: 12 feet
Other Names: Weeping Blue Colorado Spruce;Colorado Blue Spruce
This variety has a graceful upward yet weeping growth habit, and a captivating blue color; an excellent landscape accent tree, and should maintain a more columnar appearance without pruning
Slenderina Weeping Blue Spruce has attractive blue foliage which emerges silvery blue in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Slenderina Weeping Blue Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. 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 tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Slenderina Weeping Blue Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;