Picea pungens 'Hoopsii' - Hoop's Blue Spruce
Spread: 20-30’ (broadly pyramidal)
Foliage: 1½”, very bright blue
Growth Rate: Medium
Preferred Soil: ph 5.5-7, course and well-drained, is somewhat adaptable
Common Ailments: Susceptible to fungal diseases in humid environments
Attributes: This is the very bluist of the blue spruces and it even stands out quite distinctly even when compared to Fat Albert. It maintains a broad dense canopy and displays good form in a stately manner.