Picea pungens 'Edith' Conifer

Colorado Blue Spruce Trees
  • From £24.99 (ex VAT)

Could Picea pungens 'Edith' be the very bluest conifer out there? Quite possibly! This Blue Spruce tree has the clearest, iciest blue, pine needle like foliage. The eye-catching foliage is densely packed into a pyramid or Christmas tree like shape. Expect 3 x 2.5 metres in 20 years from this Blue Conifer when planted in moist but well-drained soil. This small garden tree will grow in most soils, excluding dry soils; it is also best to avoid full exposure.

Providing year-round interest, this popular Blue Spruce is often considered an improved form of Picea pungens Hoopsii. Picea pungens Edith will provide bright, icy, year-round structure and form to your garden, perfect to use as a foil for other plants, this small evergreen tree is a striking choice.

AKA Blue Spruce tree, Blue Conifer, Colorado Spruce Edith

  • Common name: Colorado Blue Spruce 'Edith'
  • Latin name: Picea pungens 'Edith'
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 2.5 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Blue-green foliage year-round
  • Soil: Plant in moist but well-drained sites

Planting Advice for Picea pungens Edith

Our pot grown Edith Blue Spruce trees can be planted at any time of the year. Firstly, remove weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Next, dig square a hole as deep as the root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help conifers establish more effectively, we advise sprinkling rootgrow in the hole.

Gently loosen the tree roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost. Fill in the hole and firm around gently, taking care to avoid banking soil up around the collar of the tree. If it's not a sheltered location, we advise planting with a stake and tie kit.

Aftercare Advice for Picea pungens Edith

If you’re planting Picea pungens in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. Keep an eye on young conifers and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.

Pruning Picea pungens Edith

Edith Blue Spruce conifers do not require a lot of pruning. Simply remove any dead, diseased or awkwardly placed branches as and when you see them.

Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). There's no need to be in to receive your trees and you can request where they are left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs assistance.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree is has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Picea pungens 'Edith' Conifer Form: Pruned & Shaped Tree Supplied Size: 40-60cm bush Root type: 3L pot Picea pungens 'Edith' Conifer Price £24.99 (ex VAT)
Pruned & Shaped Tree 40-60cm bush 3L pot £24.99 (ex VAT)
Picea pungens 'Edith' Conifer Form: Pruned & Shaped Tree Supplied Size: 60-90cm Root type: 7.5L pot Picea pungens 'Edith' Conifer Price £44.99 (ex VAT)
Pruned & Shaped Tree 60-90cm 7.5L pot £44.99 (ex VAT)
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)