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Spruce, Blue Weeping 'Slenderina'

Spruce, Blue Weeping 'Slenderina'

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Picea pungens 'Glauca Slenderina Pendula'

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Weeping Blue Colorado Spruce;Colorado Blue Spruce


This variety has a graceful upward yet weeping growth habit, and a captivating blue color; an excellent landscape accent tree, and should maintain a more columnar appearance without pruning

Ornamental Features

Slenderina Weeping Blue Spruce is primarily valued in the landscape for its rigidly columnar form. It has attractive blue evergreen foliage which emerges silvery blue in spring. The needles are highly ornamental and remain blue throughout the winter. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Slenderina Weeping Blue Spruce is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. 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.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Slenderina Weeping Blue Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Slenderina Weeping Blue Spruce will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under 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 considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. 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.

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