Picea pungens 'Bakeri' / Baker's Colorado blue spruce

Picea pungens 'Bakeri' is a large, broadly conical selection of Colorado spruce with long, dark, silvery blue needles. Needles are longer and darker blue than other cultivars within this species. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 7.5 feet (2.6 m) tall and 4.5 feet (1.5 m) wide, an annual growth rate of

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the late 1920s in Massachusetts and introduced to the nursery trade in 1933 by R. Ellery Baker, manager at Hiti Nurseries, Pomfret, Connecticut, USA.

Picea pungens 'Bakeri' — a large plant seen during the ACS 2004 tour of the Dawes Arboretum in Ohio.
Photo by Ken Church