|Grid reference||ST 18609 78930|
|Common name||Blue Colorado spruce|
|Alternative name||Picea pungens f. glauca|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2013|
|Marked on||1947 chart of Pinetum|
|Height||17M February 2016|
|Girth||101cm February 2016|
This tree is close to the Lake Road East foot path, slightly north of the southern most bridge. There is a second smaller tree of this type a few metres south which is not growing as well.
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.