† Picea pungens 'Glauca' #1 at Cathays Cemetery

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Picea pungens 'Glauca'
late September 2020

Grid reference ST 18362 78823
Common name Blue Colorado spruce
Alternative name Picea pungens f. glauca
Origin West USA
Deciduous No
Map section L
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 8M October 2020
Girth Inaccessible
Reference 608

†Wating for cones to help indentify the species.

This tree is north east of chapels near the railway line.

The needles are between 20mm and 25mm long and are just over a millimeter wide.

Picea pungens 'Glauca' foliage1

Picea pungens 'Glauca' foliage
late September 2020

Picea pungens 'Glauca' foliage2

Picea pungens 'Glauca' foliage
late September 2020

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.