|Grid reference||ST 18362 78823|
|Common name||Blue Colorado spruce|
|Alternative name||Picea pungens f. glauca|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||8M October 2020|
†Wating for cones to help indentify the species.
This tree is north east of chapels near railway line.
The needles are between 20mm and 25mm long and are just over a millimeter wide.
General tree description
Picea pungens glauca is a natural variant of the Colorado spruce, Picea pungens, with glaucous foliage. It is a medium to large, conical tree up to 28 metres tall. Its bark is dark purplish and has scaly ridges. The leaves are bright silver blue needles, often fading to grey-green with age, up to 3cm long, stiff and sharp. The cones are up to 12cm long and are green when young.