2 to 3 ft.
4 to 6 ft.
species in native to central and southern Rocky Mountains
sun, part shade
USDA zones 2-7
hardy to 10,000 ft.
Mesa Verde spruce is a low-growing, spreading evergreen shrub. Its needles have a green color. It grows outward from the central stem in a uniform manner, making it a tidy-looking plant
For a smaller space, it can be good alternative to spreading junipers. It has good drought tolerance once established.
There are three Mesa Verde spruces growing at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. They have been trouble-free, attractive plants. It is a good choice where a spreading, but slow-growing evergreen is desired.
No maintenance required under normal conditions. New growth and young plants can be susceptible to deer browsing.