|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 the 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.