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Lundeby's Dwarf Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'Lundeby's Dwarf'

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Lundeby's Dwarf Blue Spruce (Picea pungens 'Lundeby's Dwarf') at Gertens

Lundeby's Dwarf Blue Spruce foliage

Lundeby's Dwarf Blue Spruce foliage

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Blue Colorado Spruce;Colorado Blue Spruce


Stunning blue needles, slow growth rate, and a tendancy to grow wider horizontally make this dwarf spruce an ideal plant for borders and edges; this perfect small form of the Colorodo Blue Spruce requires little maintenance to maintain its tidy form

Ornamental Features

Lundeby's Dwarf Blue Spruce is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the garden for its interestingly mounded form. It has attractive steel blue evergreen foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain steel blue throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Lundeby's Dwarf Blue Spruce is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep. 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.

Lundeby's Dwarf Blue Spruce is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Lundeby's Dwarf Blue Spruce will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub 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 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features