The conifer, Colorado Blue Spruce has bluish tinted needles, a pleasant woodsy aroma and a Christmas tree appearance that has made them a favorite for growing in the yard. Delightfully, their blue color deepens the larger they grow. Plant your tree in an area that gets full to partial sun, yet has moist soil. Colorado Blue Spruce can grow in dry conditions once it has been established. The spruce can grow in loam, sand and clay. It is a columnar or conical evergreen conifer with densely growing horizontal branches. It has scaly grey bark on the trunk with yellowish-brown branches.
During the first year, pour two to three buckets of water around the roots every two weeks in the winter and every week in the summer. Be sure to replenish the mulch. Use a slow release organic fertilizer to ensure that the tree is getting enough of the proper nutrients. You can control the density of the tree by cutting back the tips. This also allows you to shape the tree. Though the Colorado Blue Spruce is a particularly hardy tree, make sure that you take the best care of it especially during its first year when the root system becomes more established.