Picea pungens 'Hoopsii' is a beautiful small blue Spruce tree that makes an exceptional specimen tree. The chunky needles are vivid silver-blue, displaying their brightest colour when young. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit, Hoopsii will add a splash of wonderfully vibrant colour to your garden.
Known as a Colorado Blue Spruce, Hoopsii grows into a dense neat conical shape and is highly ornamental due to the stunning blue colouring. It is slow growing, reaching a height of 3m with a spread of 2.5m after 20 years.
Picea 'Hoopsii' is suited to moist, but well-drained soils (ideally neutral to acid). We advise keeping this Spruce well watered in dry spells to avoid needle drop.
AKA Picea pungens (Glauca Group) 'Hoopsii', Picea pungens 'Hoopsi', Blue Spruce Hoopsii, Colorado Spruce Hoopsii, Hoop's Blue Spruce
Our pot grown Hoopsii 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.
If you’re planting Colorado Blue Spruce 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.
Hoopsii Colorado Spruce trees naturally form an attractive pyramidal shape and so pruning is best kept to a minimum. Simply remove any dead, diseased or awkwardly placed branches as and when you see them.
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Trees on pre-order are not ready to send out yet and an estimate of when they will be ready for despatch is given on the basket page. Orders will be despatched when all trees are ready.
1 small tree (most trees under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat
1 medium tree (most trees 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 (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat
The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.
Mature and pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode rather than quantity (starts from £48 + vat).
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.
All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 10 days of placing the order. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is 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 for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date.
Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is given on the basket page. Orders will be despatched when 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.
Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees. For collections, despatch 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. 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 type||Price||Quantity Qty|
|Bush||40-50cm||3L pot||£29.99 (ex VAT)|
|Bush||50-70cm||7.5L pot||£54.99 (ex VAT)|