Picea pungens or Colorado Blue Spruce displays compact bluish silver needles. This evergreen conifer has a narrow pyramidal growth habit with short stiff horizontal branching. The Colorado Spruce is drought tolerant once established but has a poor heat tolerance.
Picea glauca ‘Conica’ or Dwarf Alberta Spruce is a dense, compact growing evergreen conifer. This slow growing plant may eventually reach eight feet tall but stays much narrower. The bright green needles are small and very tight forming a fuzzy texture.
Picea pungens ‘Fat Albert’ has a broad upright shape and grows ten feet tall and eight feet wide. The small needles are a silvery blue color.