BLUE SPRUCE

This tree is familiar to most people as a landscape plant but is also sold as a cut tree and billed as the aristocrat of Christmas trees. Although it is native to only a small area of the Rocky Mountains (Colorado Blue Spruce), it has adapted to a wide range of soils and to most of the northern part of the United States and lower Canada.  The needles are hard and sharp but the wonderful blue-green color is very pleasing.