Picea pungens 'Saint Mary's Broom' / Colorado Spruce

Obrizok - Very dwarf, dense cushion, low, mounding, very slow growing Blue.

Fincham, Robert L. - A very dwarf, broad, slightly conical plant with good Blue color; a beauty for the rock garden. It will be less than 3' wide when it is twenty years old (zone 2 - 'St. Mary').

Picea pungens 'Saint Mary's Broom' Smaller than some of the globose blue Colorado spruce, this one does not form a leader, but is very blue.
Photo by Charlene Harris
Picea pungens 'Saint Mary's Broom' The Harper Collection of Dwarf & Rare Conifers located at Hidden Lake Gardens in Tipton, MI. Photo taken August of 2005.
Photo by Dax Herbst
Picea pungens 'Saint Mary's Broom' This photo was taken at Bickelhaupt Arboretum located in Clinton, IA in their
Photo by Dax Herbst
Picea pungens 'Saint Mary's Broom' Photographed by David in his Kansas garden, USA during October of 2006.
Photo by David Stegmaier


A. Dorn

Looking to buy this species in my area, suggestions on where to find it?


Any suggestions of finding this Picea pungens 'Saint Mary's Broom' in our area 60527 Illinois would be very much appreciated. I am consulting on a landscaping project for a very good friend. Would love to find 3-4, Three-five gallon size or larger. In the past I have usually driven to Michigan to buy good quality dwarf conifers and it is getting much harder as great nurseries are forced into closing down. My favorites are gone. :(

Maxwell Cohn

This is a very common plant in the nursery trade. I recommend picking a local garden center and ask them to special-order one for you. Sorry I can't be of more help, but I live 2000 miles distant from you.