Colorado Blue Spruce

This evergreen tree, with its pyramid-like shape and stiff branches, serves as a welcome home for birds. Its needles are bluish, leading to its name. It's a rare find in Central Park. You can find the Colorado blue spruce northwest of Conservatory Water (just west of Alice in Wonderland).

  • Leaves

    < 2 inches long, blue to bluegreen, alternate
  • Fruit

    Brown, oval, 1-6 inches long; immature cones may be red or yellowish-green
  • Flower

    Orange, green, or purple
  • Bark

    Gray and rough

Where to find the Colorado Blue Spruce