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Colorado Blue Spruce ‘Apache’

Botanical Name: Picea Pungens Glauca ‘Apache’
Hardiness Zones: 4-7
Mature Height: 100'
Growth Rate: Medium
Seed Source: Arizona

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  • 36mm Jiffy Plug
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  • 50mm Jiffy Plug
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  • Plug+1 Husky Bare Root
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  • Plug+2 Jumbo Husky Bare Root
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  • Plastic Gallon
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  • Plantable Peat Quart
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36mm Jiffy Plug

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SCAAG361Y011 Y1 - 3"

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SCAAG361Y031 Y3 – 6″

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SCAAG361Y061 Y6 – 9″

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SCAAG361Y091 Y9 – 12″

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50mm Jiffy Plug

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SCAAG501Y011 Y1 - 3"

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SCAAG501Y031 Y3 – 6″

2.572.101.851.511.391.34
SCAAG501Y061 Y6 – 9″

2.882.352.061.681.541.49
SCAAG502Y012 Y1 - 3"

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
SCAAG502Y032 Y3 – 6″

2.722.221.951.591.461.41
SCAAG502Y062 Y6 – 9″

2.982.432.131.731.591.54
SCAAG502Y092 Y9 – 12″

3.262.652.331.891.741.67
SCAAG502Y122 Y12 – 15″

0.000.000.000.000.000.00
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Plug+1 Husky Bare Root

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SCAHX032 Y3 – 6″

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SCAHX062 Y6 – 9″

3.112.532.221.811.661.60
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Plug+2 Jumbo Husky Bare Root

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SCAJX063 Y6 – 9″

3.873.142.752.232.051.97
SCAJX093 Y9 – 12″

4.393.563.122.532.312.23
SCAJX123 Y12 – 15″

4.944.003.502.832.592.50
SCAJX153 Y15 – 18″

5.474.433.883.132.862.76
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Plastic Gallon

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SCAPL1Y122 Y12 – 15″

5.665.224.924.674.564.37
SCAPL2Y122 Y12 – 15″

6.065.595.264.994.884.67
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Plantable Peat Quart

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SCAPQ1Y092 Y9 – 12″

3.583.373.163.022.922.80
SCAPQ2Y122 Y12 – 15″

3.783.533.313.163.052.93
SCAPQ2Y152 Y15 – 18″

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SCAPQ2Y182 Y18 – 24″

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Plantable Peat Gallon

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SCAPG1Y122 Y12 – 15″

5.855.395.084.824.714.51
SCAPG2Y122 Y12 – 15″

5.955.495.174.914.794.59
SCAPG2Y152 Y15 – 18″

6.055.585.254.994.874.66
No Items Available

Notes
Compared to the other Colorado Blue Spruce varieties, the Apache variety is not as drought-tolerant as the others. In fact, it actually prefers more moisture.

Uses
The Colorado Blue Spruce Apache is commonly used for Christmas trees, bonsai trees, windbreak, and erosion control.

Wildlife Value
This tree offers protection for elk, deer, birds.

History & Lore
In the Apache National Forest of Arizona, these trees display more blue than green color in their needles. The seed for this variety is collected from the same forest.

Hardiness Zones
4-7

Tree Type
Conifer

Tree Subtype
Spruce

Mature Height
100'

Mature Spread
25'

Growth Rate
Medium

Seed Source
Arizona

Sun Preference
Full to part sun

Soil PH Range
5.5-7.0

Soil Preference
Well drained loam

Tolerant
Drought

Intolerant
Excessive moisture

Diseases
Needlecast, tip blight and canker

Pests
Gall adelgid, aphids, spider mites

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Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Least Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Least Care