A North American spruce with sharp, stiff blue-green needles, growing wild in the central Rocky Mountains. Its many cultivated varieties tend to be bluer in color than the wild ones. Also called Colorado blue spruce, Colorado spruce.
- Picea pungens, family Pinaceae.
- To keep the whole works from appearing too somber, a few silver highlights are spotted about, such as dwarf blue spruce and lamb's ears.
- He planted hundreds of them - white pines, blue spruces, oaks, maples, willows, birches, cherry trees, apple trees, pear trees and others, and he planted rhododendrons, mountain laurels and other flowering shrubs.
- A rather frequent example of such an occurrence is that single big blue spruce growing in the middle of a small front lawn and fairly shouting at every passerby.
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Syllabification: blue spruce
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