†Picea pungens 'Glauca' #2 at Cathays Cemetery

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Picea pungens 'Glauca'
early October 2020

Grid reference ST 18360 78863
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 609

†Wating for cones to help indentify the species.

This tree is north east of chapels near railway line with the Wedal Road Council Depot close by.

The needles are typically 25mm in length and about 1mm wide.

Picea pungens 'Glauca' bark

Picea pungens 'Glauca' bark
early October 2020

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Picea pungens 'Glauca' leaf
early October 2020

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Picea pungens 'Glauca' leaf
early October 2020

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Picea pungens 'Glauca' leaf
early October 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.