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Picea pungens glauca 'Blue Totem'

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Picea pungens glauca ‘Blue Totem’

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Colorado Blue spruces are symmetrical, formal-looking trees with strong wood and dense foliage made up of short, square, bright blue needles. They are prized for their color and distinct form that holds up well even with age. This cultivar is from the Glauca group, selected because of exceptional color in breeding trials. Blue Totem is much narrower than the species with ascending branches. They prefer moderately moist, well-drained soil but perform well in clay soils of the Midwest. They can be planted in most average soils in the area with enough moisture during establishment. Colorado Blue spruces are more drought tolerant than other species. Avoid pruning lower branches, they will help shade and cool the soil. Effective as windbreaks.Because of their moderate growth rate, Spruces form a dense habit that rarely needs pruning. If needed, prune just the new growth in the spring as it is forming.Photo courtesy of Colony Nursery

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#1 container : commonly known as a 1-gallon pot : 152 to 251 cubic inches.
#2 container : 320 to 474 cubic inches.
#3 container : 628 to 742 cubic inches.
#5 container : commonly known as a 5-gallon pot : 785 to 1242 cubic inches.

Pot Sizes (inches) Pot Equivalent (U.S. Gallons) Dry Soil Needed (Approx. cu.ft.)
4″ pot pint / 0.5 quart / .125 gallon 0.01 ft3
5-6″ pot quart / 0.25 gallon 0.03 ft3
7-8″ pot 1 gallon 0.13 ft3
8.5″ pot 2 gallon 0.26 ft3
10″ pot 3 gallon 0.40 ft3
11″ pot 4 gallon 0.53 ft3
12″ pot 5 gallon 0.66 ft3
13″ pot 6 gallon 0.80 ft3
14″ pot 7 gallon 0.94 ft3
16″ pot 10 gallon 1.33 ft3
18″ pot 15 gallon 2.00 ft3
21″ pot 20 gallon 2.67 ft3
24″ pot 25 gallon 3.34 ft3
30″ pot 30 gallon 4.01 ft3
Pot Sizes (inches)   International (Liters)
4″ pot   .5 L [.473]
5-6″ pot   1 L [.946]
7-8″ pot   4L [3.78]
8.5″ pot   7.5 L [7.57]
10″ pot   11 L [11.35]
11″ pot   15 L [15.14]
12″ pot   19 L [18.92]
13″ pot   22.5 L [22.71]
14″ pot   26.5 L [26.49]
16″ pot   38 L [37.85]
18″ pot   57 L [56.78]
21″ pot   75.5 L [75.70]
24″ pot   94.5 L [94.63]
30″ pot   113.5 L [113.56]

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