Do you like the color blue? Well this client who lives in Ridgewood NJ wanted nothing but blue in the front of his house. He loved the color blue so much he decided he wanted Colorado Blue Spruces planted.
Typically, a common Colorado blue spruce would be very difficult to maintain its natural appearance. It would soon take on a very formal shape.
We knew how to solve this problem. We installed, Hoopsii a slower growing species of the blue spruce which has a branching habit that can be trimmed by hand, thus keeping a natural shape.
A shimmering blue evergreen accent tree, Hoopsii is narrowly spire-shaped with large stout branches and long, very pointy silvery-blue needles, making it a tree of great beauty and color which is retained throughout the year; extremely hardy and rugged.
Hoopsii Colorado Blue Spruce has attractive silvery blue foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Hoopsii Colorado Blue Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
Hoopsii Colorado Blue Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing
Hoopsii Colorado Blue Spruce will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.