Not recommended for Double El Conservation District area due to its shade tolerance, preference for moist soils and elevations needs of 8,000 to 11,000 ft.
It is not a plains tree and will not tolerate the amounts of sunlight and wind present on the Eastern Plains of Colorado.
Features:Scientfic Name: Picea engelmannii
Growth Habit: Dense
Growth Rate: Slow
Max. Height (ft): 90
Max Width/Spread (ft): 30
Life Span: Long
Cold Hardiness: Excellent
Drought Resistance: Fair
Elevation Range: 11000
Wildlife Value: High
Wildlife Notes: food value for grouse and songbirds; browse for deer and elk
Seasonal Color: evergreen
Possible Insect Issues: spruce bark beetle, spruce budwork
Possible Disease Issues: root rot, spruce broom rust
Miscellany: Intolerant of direct sun - requires shade
It will re-open for ordering in Late Fall of 2021
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