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Spruce/ Meyer

  • The Meyer spruce is quite similar to the species Colorado spruce but does not have the myriad of ‘extra’ blue cultivars.
  • The blue green needles are ½’’ to 1 ¼’’ in length and as with the Colorado spruce they emerge a lighter blue and age to blue green.
  • The seed cones are fairly long, 2 ½’’ to 3 ½’’ long.
  • The Meyer spruce is tolerant of higher pH soils, dry soils, and moist soils (including occasional flooding). Overall it is quite tolerant of rapidly fluctuating environmental conditions.
Scientific Name:
Picea meyeri
Zone: 3
Mature Height: 40-50'
Mature Spread: 15-25'
Type: Evergreen
Size: Large
Attributes:
Full Sun
Full Sun
Semi-Shade
Semi-Shade
Low Water
Low Water
Moderate Water
Moderate Water
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Additional Information:

 Unique Features: The Meyer Spruce is native to China and Russia.  In 1908 Frank N. Meyer collected the first specimen brought to the U.S. from a site in China at 9900’ elevation.  It has been used more in the eastern U.S. because it is less disease prone in humid climates especially as compared to P. pungens, Colorado blue spruce.  The Meyer spruce is quite similar to the species Colorado spruce but does not have the myriad of ‘extra’ blue cultivars.  The blue green needles are ½’’ to 1 ¼’’ in length and as with the Colorado spruce they emerge a lighter blue and age to blue green. The seed cones are fairly long, 2 ½’’ to 3 ½’’ long. The Meyer spruce is tolerant of higher pH soils, dry soils, and moist soils (including occasional flooding). Overall it is quite tolerant of rapidly fluctuating environmental conditions.

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Scientific Name: Picea meyeri
  • The Meyer spruce is quite similar to the species Colorado spruce but does not have the myriad of ‘extra’ blue cultivars.
  • The blue green needles are ½’’ to 1 ¼’’ in length and as with the Colorado spruce they emerge a lighter blue and age to blue green.
  • The seed cones are fairly long, 2 ½’’ to 3 ½’’ long.
  • The Meyer spruce is tolerant of higher pH soils, dry soils, and moist soils (including occasional flooding). Overall it is quite tolerant of rapidly fluctuating environmental conditions.
Zone: 3
Mature Height: 40-50'
Mature Spread: 15-25'
Bloom: None
Flower Color:
None
Attributes:
Full Sun
Full Sun
Semi-Shade
Semi-Shade
Low Water
Low Water
Moderate Water
Moderate Water
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant