BLUE SPRUCE

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BLUE SPRUCE suitable for counties:
PENNSYLVANIA: Allegheny, Erie, Westmoreland
NEW YORK: Delaware, Rockland, Suffolk
NEW MEXICO: Otero, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Socorro
MAINE: All counties
WYOMING: Albany, Carbon, Fremont, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton
UTAH: Beaver, Box Elder, Carbon, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Kane, Piute, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Summit, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, Washington
ARIZONA: Apache, Coconino
MARYLAND: All counties
MASSACHUSETTS: All counties
IDAHO: Bannock, Bonneville, Latah, Lemhi
COLORADO: Archuleta, Boulder, Chaffee, Conejos, El Paso, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, La Plata, Larimer, Mineral, Moffat, Montrose, Park, Pitkin, Rio Grande, San Juan, San Miguel, Summit, Teller

Blue spruce belongs to family of pinaceae plants, its species name is pungens. This plant grows actively in spring and summer. Blue spruce has green foliage and bears yellow colored flowers. Blue spruce booms in late spring.The plant grows in conical form with single stem. Blue spruce is a slow growing plant, a mature Blue spruce can grow up to 100 feet. This plant is some what tolerant to draught conditions.

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer Flower Color : Yellow
Foliage Color : Green Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Slow Height, Mature (feet) : 100
Drought Tolerance : Medium Frost Free Days, Minimum : 120
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -38 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Late Spring
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Reproduction

Bloom Period : Late Spring Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : High Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End : Fall Fruit/Seed Persistence : No
Propogated by Bare Root : Yes Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : Yes Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 106080
Seed Spread Rate : Moderate Seedling Vigor : Low
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : None

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : Yes
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : Medium
Lumber Product : Yes Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : Yes Palatable Browse Animal : Low
Palatable Graze Animal : Low Palatable Human : No
Post Product : Yes Protein Potential : Low
Pulpwood Product : Yes Veneer Product : Yes

Physiology

Active Growth Period : Spring and Summer After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : High
Coppice Potential : No Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : No Flower Color : Yellow
Flower Conspicuous : No Foliage Color : Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Dense Foliage Porosity Winter : Dense
Foliage Texture : Medium Fruit Color : Brown
Fruit Conspicuous : No Growth Form : Single Stem
Growth Rate : Slow Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 20
Height, Mature (feet) : 100 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : Yes Lifespan : Long
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : None
Resprout Ability : No Shape and Orientation : Conical
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : No Anaerobic Tolerance : None
CaCO3 Tolerance : High Cold Stratification Required : No
Drought Tolerance : Medium Fertility Requirement : Medium
Fire Tolerance : Low Frost Free Days, Minimum : 120
Hedge Tolerance : Low Moisture Use : Medium
pH (Minimum) : 5.5 pH (Maximum) : 7.8
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 300 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 700
Precipitation (Minimum) : 45 Precipitation (Maximum) : 45
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 18 Salinity Tolerance : Low
Shade Tolerance : Intermediate Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -38

BLUE SPRUCE GALLERY

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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CO, Jefferson Co., Evergreen. July 15, 2001.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CO, Jefferson Co., Evergreen. July 15, 2001.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CO, Summit Co., Gore Creek. July 15, 2001.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CO, Summit Co., Gore Creek. July 15, 2001.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, CO, Summit Co., Gore Creek. July 15, 2001.
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J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002.
blue spruce
J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS NPDC. United States, DC, Washington, USDA ARS National Arboretum. June 13, 2002.
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Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck. Courtesy of ND State Soil Conservation Committee. Provided by USDA NRCS ND State Office. United States, ND.
blue spruce
Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck. Courtesy of ND State Soil Conservation Committee. Provided by USDA NRCS ND State Office. United States, ND.
blue spruce
Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck. Courtesy of ND State Soil Conservation Committee. Provided by USDA NRCS ND State Office. United States, ND.
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Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck. Courtesy of ND State Soil Conservation Committee. Provided by USDA NRCS ND State Office. United States, ND.
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Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Washoe Co., Garden. November 16, 2003.
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Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Washoe Co., Garden. November 13, 2003.
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Gary A. Monroe. United States, NV, Washoe Co., Garden. November 14, 2003.
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Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory.
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K.D. Swan. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, UT. 1935.
blue spruce
K.D. Swan. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, UT. 1935.
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Al Schneider. Southwest Colorado Wildflowers. United States, CO, NM, AZ, UT, Four Corners vicinity, within 150 miles of the corners.

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