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Globe Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Globosa'

Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce Shrubs are a charming, globe-shaped evergreen shrub that is flat-topped and densely branched. The bright blue needles hold their color all year long, but are a brighter silvery-blue in the summer.

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Globe Blue Spruce are dwarf shrubs that add a unique touch to formal landscapes. Also known as Blue Colorado, this globe-shaped evergreen appears bright blue, and its hue intensifies throughout the summer months. Its flat-top branched growth habit makes it an excellent selection for planting near door entrances and pathways.

Globe Blue Spruce is a dense, multi-stemmed shrub with icy blue needle-shaped foliage. It also has excellent deer-resistant qualities. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance plant that stands out in any landscape, Globe Blue Spruce is the way to go.


Hardiness Zone: 3-8
Mature Height: 3 to 4 Feet
Mature Width: 4 to 5 Feet
Classification: Evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Full sun
Habit: Densely branched, mounding
Foliage: Bright silvery-blue
Flower Color: None
Pruning Season: Prune lightly in late spring to maintain shape
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, foundations, or planted in mass
Growzone: 3-8 Globe Blue Spruce Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Globe Blue Spruce

Before you buy a Globe Blue Spruce Shrub, be sure to read the recommended care instructions to ensure your plant stays happy and healthy for years to come!

How do I water Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce Shrubs?

How do I water Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce Shrubs?

After back-filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give the Dwarf Globe Spruce a deep watering. Most of the water you put on the plant will run away until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, you would water for one count of 5 for a one-gallon pot, while you would water for three counts of 5 for a three-gallon container, and so on. Be sure to check on your plant daily for the first week, and after that, every other day. You will want to water the bushes regularly after planting until they are well-established. We like to tell folks that when watering Globe Blue Spruce, or any plant for that matter, do not water the foliage. Water at the base of the plant near the soil line only. Soaker hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.

How do I mulch my Globe Blue Dwarf Shrub?

How do I mulch my Globe Blue Dwarf Shrub?

We highly recommend that you mulch your Globe Blue Spruce with either a ground hardwood mulch or cypress mulch, depending on your local availability. Any mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they break down. Adding mulch will help keep any weeds away that compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient, but remember, do not cover any part of the stem with mulch. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.

How do I plant Globe Blue Spruce?

How do I plant Globe Blue Spruce?

When planting your newly purchased Globe Blue Spruce Shrubs, we suggest that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Globe Blue Spruce. We believe that more times than not, they retain entirely too much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Dwarf Globe Blue Shrubs spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil easier than if you used only the existing soil. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. A good rule is that you should still see the soil the plant was grown in after backfilling the hole. Bio-tone Starter Fertilizer is a starter fertilizer that provides plants with a mycorrhizal fungus. It is a naturally occurring, beneficial fungus that colonizes the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.

How do I fertilize Globe Blue Spruce?

How do I fertilize Globe Blue Spruce?

Plants such as Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. Globe Blue Spruce favors nutrient-rich soil and ample fertilization. Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce benefits from a fertilizer that can help raise the acid level of the soil, such as Holly-tone by Espoma. When selecting a fertilizer for your Globe Blue Spruce, if soil pH is not an issue, a balanced fertilizer can be used, such as Tree-tone. If you choose to use chemical fertilizers on your Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year in the spring is probably the simplest solution. Don't fertilize Globe Blue Spruce after August in the North. Fall is the time for arborvitaes to begin preparing for dormancy. Fertilizing at this time may stimulate new growth that will be too tender to withstand the winter. In the South, late summer into September application would be about right. As mentioned, one spring application of a balanced fertilizer should more than suffice. Over-fertilization can be much more detrimental than under-fertilization. "Fertilizer burn" can occur when too much fertilizer is applied. This will result in a drying out of the roots and damage or even death of the shrub. The first sign is often scorched leaves. If over-fertilization is severe, the plant may wilt and die. As with chemical fertilizers, do not apply it right next to the trunk or stems emerging from the ground.


Frequently Asked questions

How do I prune Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce?

Can I Make my Blue Spruce Bluer?

How do I Know if my Globe Blue Spruce is Dying?


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