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Picea pungens 'Edith' Conifer

Colorado Blue Spruce Trees
  • From £34.99 (ex VAT)

Could Picea pungens 'Edith' be the bluest conifer out there? Quite possibly! This Blue Spruce tree has the clearest, iciest blue, pine needle like foliage. The eye-catching foliage becomes densely packed in a pyramid or Christmas tree like shape. Suitable for small gardens, this Blue Conifer will grow to 3 x 2.5 metres in 20 years. It is a very hardy small tree that 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 other varieties and holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit. 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'
  • Great for: Year round interest and colour
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 2.5 metres
  • Foliage: Blue-green foliage year-round
  • Soil: Plant in moist but well-drained sites
  • Position: Full sun to partial shade

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 Mycorrhizal fungi 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 of 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. Installing mulch matting will aid in this. Do not just mow the grass around the area as this will encourage it to grow more vigorously.

Pruning Advice for Picea pungens Edith

This blue Conifer naturally forms an attractive pyramidal shape and so pruning is best kept to a minimum. Just remove any dead, diseased or awkwardly placed branches as and when you see them.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

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

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

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. *Pot sizes may vary. 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.

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.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

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

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

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' Form: Feathered Supplied Size: 40-60cm Root type: 3L pot* Picea pungens 'Edith' Price £34.99 (ex VAT)
Feathered 40-60cm 3L pot* £34.99 (ex VAT)
Ready by: 31st Aug 2022
Ready by: 31st Aug 2022
Picea pungens 'Edith' Form: Feathered Supplied Size: 60-90cm Root type: 7.5L pot* Picea pungens 'Edith' Price £64.99 (ex VAT)
Feathered 60-90cm 7.5L pot* £64.99 (ex VAT)
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)