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Picea pungens ‘Glauca’

 

Colorado Blue Spruce

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionConiferophytaConifers—cone-bearing trees (and a few shrubs)
ClassPinopsidaGymnosperms such as cedars, Douglas-firs, cypresses, firs, junipers, kauri, larches, pines, hemlocks, redwoods, spruces, and yews
OrderPinalesCone-bearing plants: cedar, cypress, fir, juniper, larch, pine, redwood, spruce, yew, and others
FamilyPinaceaePine family: cedars, firs, hemlocks, larches, pines and spruces
GenusPiceaSpruce; means “pitch”
SpeciespungensSpiny, sharp-pointed
Cultivar‘Glauca’

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Picea pungens ‘Glauca’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Picea pungens (Colorado Blue Spruce)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 31 × 46" (78 × 117 cm)

Range: Zones 3-7:

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