'Montgomery' Blue Spruce
An outstanding addition to the landscape! This very slow-growing dwarf conifer forms a dense, naturally symmetrical cone shape. Attractive, pointed gray-blue needles hold their color well, even in southern climates. A stunning low maintenance evergreen for use as an accent, in borders, or in rock garden plantings.
|Latin Name:||Picea pungens 'Montgomery'|
|Plant Type:||Conifer, Tree|
|Exposure:||Part to Full Sun|
|Mature Height:||3-4 Feet|
|Mature Width:||3 Feet|
|Hardiness Zone:||Zone 2-8|
|Native to North America|
|Border, Container, Rock Garden, Specimen, Urban Garden, Wildlife Garden|
The deer resistant blue spruce will thrive in either full or partial sun in fertile, moist, well-drained soils, but tolerates dry conditions better than most other spruces. Avoid pruning it too extremely, as new growth won’t sprout from areas of dead wood where no needles are present.
Its pyramidal shape makes it the ideal choice for a single outdoor specimen tree intended to be decorated at the holidays. You may even be able to keep a blue spruce in a large container for several years, bringing it indoors for just a few days during the Christmas season rather than having to purchase a cut tree. Its natural wind resistance also makes it ideal—when several specimens are planted in a protecting rank—for privacy screening or a windbreak.