• A beautiful PICEA pungens 'Maigold' with its yellow shoots in May
  • Entire yellow shoots of PICEA pungens 'Maigold' in May
  • White starting shoots of PICEA pungens 'Maigold' in May

PICEA pungens ‘Maigold’

99,90 159,90 

This Colorado blue spruce is a stunted form. PICEA pungens ‘Maigold’ has a slender habit. The spring shoots are creamy white, then yellow and finally turn light blue.


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PICEA pungens ‘Maigold’ is a truly unusual conifer on its own. Indeed, for about two months, the new shoots of this Colorado spruce are first white to turn yellow.
As its name suggests, its magic operates in May to guarantee us a remarkable spectacle. Then, its new shoots take on a green/blue color until the following year.
Its conical shape and its moderate growth (approximately 2.50 m in height after 10 years) make it a plant perfectly suited for small gardens.
Like many other conifers, this one is also drought resistant (after two years of planting).

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How to plant PICEA pungens ‘Maigold’

Find a place for this conifer in partial shade or in full sun (it will then be bluer). You can plant it in a container (pot), in a bedding or isolated.
It tolerates any pH and moist, slightly moist and dry soils. The soil can be light, normal, or heavy.
This Colorado spruce withstands temperatures below −20° C without difficulty.

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History and Origine

PICEA pungens has several vernacular names such as Colorado spruce, blue spruce or even Colorado blue spruce.

This conifer is endemic in North America and particularly in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. It grows there in moist, but well-drained places. In addition, Colorado has made it its state tree.

The type species, PICEA pungens, has developed into a highly valued ornamental tree with its greenish-blue needles. It is also used as a Christmas tree.

The Navajo and Keres peoples used this tree not only for their traditional medicine, but also as a ceremonial object. Twigs are offered to bring good luck. In the past, wood was used for construction.

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