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Picea pungens 'Avatar'

More About Picea pungens 'Avatar'

  • Upright, pyramidal growth habit, with distinctive, tiered branching
  • Exceptionally lush, blue needles throughout the year
  • Has a slower growth rate than many other cultivars
  • Lends itself to both specimen or group plantings

Zone:

3

Height:

5-6 m

Spread:

3-4 m
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Avatar Blue Spruce Growing and Maintenance Tips

With its brilliant, showy, blue colour year round, 'Avatar' is an excellent alternative to the 'Hoopsii'. An excellent evergreen for large lawns, parks or woodland areas.  Grows best in full sun, is tolerant of drought conditions and is resistant to deer.


Picea pungens 'Avatar' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Habit

Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Blue

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Picea pungens 'Avatar'

Picea pungens 'Sester Dwarf'

Picea pungens 'Sester Dwarf'

Sester Dwarf Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Zafiro'

Picea pungens 'Zafiro'

Zafiro Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Montgomery'

Picea pungens 'Montgomery'

Montgomery Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Baby Blue'

Picea pungens 'Baby Blue'

Baby Blue Spruce