|Grid reference||ST 18360 78863|
|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 with the Wedal Road Council Depot close by.
The needles are typically 25mm in length and about 1mm 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.