Globe Blue Spruce - Compact Evergreen Shrub

Part of the You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
Editor, YouCanLearnSeries.com
Updated:
February 23, 2008

The great short blue needles of the Globe Blue Spruce make this compact evergreen shrub a real eye pleaser. It is an evergreen shrub that you can plant under your window sills so you can keep that beautiful view out your window. It is a slow grower and adapts well to most soils.

The Globe Blue Spruce does not have any fruit and produces no flowers. But, it is so easy to maintain and take care of, you will fall in love with it like we did. We have it out in full sun and the landscapers say to keep it in full sun. It grows so slow you may never have to trim it. It is supposed to max out at a height of 3 feet and can expand to a spread of 3 to 4 feet.

Evergreen Shrub - Globe Blue Spruce

So, this lovely evergreen plant stays at a nice height with minimal care. We have it in one of the hottest places in our yard. It is on a south side of our home and gets heat and dry all summer long. But, it looks lovely. I only water it when the area has been extremely dry.

We have a row of four Globe Blue Spruces planted just under our windows off of our family room. The Globe Blue Spruces never have had to be trimmed in 3 years now. And there is no need to worry based on their current growth rate. They are so easy to care for and look so handsome. They stay a greenish blue hue just like a Blue Spruce Evergreen tree and they hide the house foundation nicely.


Perennial Full Sun
Grows Slowly Water in extreme drought conditions
Grows to 3 feet high Grows 4 feet wide
Green All Year Long No flowers or fruit

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Globe Blue Spruce makes a great foundation planting.
Globe Blue Spruce makes a great foundation planting.



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The great short blue needles of the Globe Blue Spruce have a greenish blue hue.
The great short blue needles of the Globe Blue Spruce have a greenish blue hue.



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Globe Blue Spruce handles the weight of heavy wet snow.
The Globe Blue Spruce can handle the weight of wet heavy snow.


Globe Blue Spruce

The Globe Blue Spruce is also known as a Picea Pungens and the "name" of ours are the "R H Montgomery." They withstand the heavy wet snows of winter and the hot drought conditions of summer. The Globe Blue Spruce always has a nice blusish green color and can hide those unsightly areas of a garden. Or, feel free to use it as a background for some brilliant colored flowers. It will make the flower's colors POP against the background.


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