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Picea pungens 'Hoopsii' Conifer

Colorado Blue Spruce Trees
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Picea pungens 'Hoopsii' is a beautiful small blue Spruce tree that makes an exceptional specimen tree. The long 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

  • Common name: Colorado Blue Spruce 'Hoopsii'
  • 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: Year-round, silvery blue foliage
  • Soil: Suited to all soil types, but grows best in a moist position

Planting Advice for Picea pungens Hoopsii

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.

Aftercare Advice for Picea Pungens Hoopsii

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.

Pruning Advice for Picea pungens Hoopsii

Hoopsii Colorado 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

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within a week of placing the order (please allow up to 12 working days during busy periods). 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.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees under 1.5 metres in height) : £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 trees delivered by pallet (inc. mature Japanese Maples): £19.95 + vat

Mature and pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. It is a one off charge and will not increase if you add to the order.

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

Northern Ireland 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.

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. 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.

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 'Hoopsii' Conifer Form: Bush Supplied Size: 40-60cm bush Root type: 3L pot Picea pungens 'Hoopsii' Conifer Price £24.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 40-60cm bush 3L pot £24.99 (ex VAT)
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Picea pungens 'Hoopsii' Conifer Form: Bush Supplied Size: 60-90cm Root type: 7.5L pot Picea pungens 'Hoopsii' Conifer Price £44.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 60-90cm 7.5L pot £44.99 (ex VAT)
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Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)
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