Picea pungens 'Montgomery'

Montgomery Dwarf Colorado Blue Spruce

Picea pungens 'R. H. Montgomery'

Evergreen Conifer, Shrub

This small spruce of compact habit and very slow growth forms a delightful, rounded shrub with beautiful blue needles. Though globose when young, I've read that it eventually matures into "a stately tree with tiered branching and a squat pyramidal shape." However, I've been growing mine for 10 years and it's still very compact and has maintained its rounded form. This slow-growing dwarf conifer with its tidy appearance is a great choice for small, low-maintenance gardens. Since it looks great year-round, it's perfect for adding curb appeal to front yard gardens. 

Growing Conditions

Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 24 - 48 tall x 24 - 60 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Blue, Silver / Gray

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Mixed Border, Specimen, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant, Once-a-Year Maintenance, Rabbit Resistant, Tough / Fool-Proof, Verticillium Wilt Resistant, Wind Tolerant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos