Colorado Spruce "Lucky Strike" - TreePicea pungens 'Lucky Strike'
Striking and evergreen
What a looker! There is no better way to describe the Colorado spruce "Lucky Strike" in a nursery pot. The needles are dark green with large red cones. A small garden? Not a problem. The "Lucky Strike" grows slowly. The Colorado spruce can also be planted in a pot. Pruning is not necessary. The natural shape of this conifer is beautiful on its own. The Colorado spruce is winter-hardy, evergreen and easy to maintain. During the first few months after planting, make sure that the conifer gets enough water. It's best to give them extra water during dry periods. And they need sufficient light in order to grow well. The conifer grows best in full or half sun.Show more
Show moreMake sure the root ball of the beautiful Colorado Spruce 'Lucky Strike' is well-moistened by placing it in a bucket of lukewarm water overnight. Prepare a suitable hole in reasonably good, nutritious garden soil that is not too dry. Improve poor garden soil by mixing in some compost. Plant the root ball at the appropriate depth, the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Place your Colorado Spruce 'Lucky Strike' in a sunny or partially shaded area.
The Colorado Spruce 'Lucky Strike' is perfect for the gardenColorado Spruce 'Lucky Strike' is a wonderful plant. This conifer doesn't grow fast, so there is always a spot to be found for it. For example, it goes well in the rock garden or heather garden. This strong conifer is also wonderful as a solitary plant in a bed of ground cover.
Show moreThe Colorado Spruce requires very little attention and is easy to maintain. During the first month after planting avoid the roots from drying out. Once the Piceans pungens ‘Lucky Strike’ becomes established it will tolerate drought quite well. It only needs extra water during dry periods. Pruning is not necessary since this conifer already has a beautiful shape.