|Part of the
You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
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.